Bangladesh girls kiss SAFF under-15 women’s trophy
Bangladesh girls have become the champion of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Women’s Championship defeating India in the final. The tigresses of Bangladesh went to the final game with third consecutive win in the round robin league. The team of Golam Rabbani Chhoton made the SAFF title for their own by defeating India 1-0 goal in the final.
The match started at 2 pm on Sunday at the Birshreshtha Shahid Mostafa Kamal Stadium at Kamalapur in the capital. Earlier Bangladesh defeated this India by 3-0 goals in the group stage match. But before that the team secured for the final keeping one match in the hand.
The followers of Golam Rabbani Chhoton presented attacking football in this match what they were performing from the very first match.
The team of Maria Manda could not score goal after getting several chances in the first half. Bangladesh got a chance in the 32nd
minute. Tahura Khatun, who made a hat trick against Nepal, took a strong shot to the net but it went over the goal bar. In the same minute a possibility went in vain by Onuching-Monika duo.
Bangladesh team got the most desired goal at 41st
minute. Tahura entered in the Indian box with the ball. She exchanged the ball with Onuching Marma and took the shot. But Indian goalkeeper was ready therefore the ball did not go into the net. There was a frustration for one second but Bangladesh burst into joy as the goal keeper could not grip the ball properly. Shamsunnahar took the shot after getting the ball again. The whole stadium was engulfed with joy as the ball found the net. Team of Maria went on interval with 1-0 lead.
Bangladesh shook India in the first minute after the break. A strong shot of Onuching went beside the post. Onuching was on fire at the 57th
minute. She took a tricky shot but it reflected on the post and went outside.
On the 72nd
minute India made an effort. Ankhi Khatun cleared the ball from the own box and saved the team. At the 77th
minute India attacked again but Bangladesh goalkeeper Mahmuda was ready. It was her third save in the second half. At the 79th
minute an eye catching shot of Tahura went over the Indian goal bar. In the next minute coach Golam Rabbani replaced Rituparna Chakma in place of Marzia. At the 85th
minute Shamsunnahar missed her second chance to score. She could make it double for her and the team if she was able to touch her feet to the ball from the corner kick. Bangladesh girls became champion with 1-0 goal difference as both the teams could not score in the rest of the time.