Dhaka, Sept 17 (UNB) – Hosts Bangladesh made a flying start in Group F of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship crushing gulf nation Bahrain by 10-0 goals in their first match at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur here on Monday.
Bangladesh emerged champions in the AFC U-16 Championship two years back in Dhaka to qualify for the prestigious final round of the Asian meet.
In the day’s other match, Lebanon earned the 2nd consecutive victory beating United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 6-3 goals at the same venue Monday morning featuring a hat-trick by Assaf with four goals.
By virtue of the day’s well merited victory, Bangladesh were in the 2nd slot in the five-team fray securing full three points from first match while Bahrain suffered the 2nd consecutive defeat to remain at the bottom of the group without any points. Lebanon dominated the Group F with full six points from two matches.
In the day’s match, Shamsunahar Junior, skipper Maria Manda and Anuching Mogini scored two goals each while Anai Mogini, Sajeda Khantun, Shamsunnahar Sr and Tohura Khantun netted one goal each for Bangladesh.
In the remaining Group matches, Bangladesh will play Lebanon on September 19 at 11:30 am, the UAE on September 21 at 3:30 pm and face Vietnam in the last group match on September 23 at 3:30 pm.
Earlier on Saturday, Lebanon made a flying start in the meet outplaying Bahrain by 8-0 goals in opening Group F qualifier while favorite Vietnam got off a 4-0 win against United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the other opening day’s fixture at the same venue.