Dhaka, Sept 13 (UNB) – Bangladesh will play the Maldives in the inaugural match of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship at the ANFA Complex in Kathmandu on October 25.
This was finalised at a ceremonial draw of the SAFF U-15 Championship held at the BFF House in Motijheel on Thursday.
Defending Champions India and hosts Nepal have been put in two separate pots as the top seeds. The final match will be held on November 3.
Meanwhile, the ceremonial draw of the SAFF Women’s Championship scheduled for December 17-26 was also held on the day after that of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship.
Defending champions India and Bangladesh have been pitted in Group B and Group A respectively.
However, the host of the tournament is yet to be finalised.
“Sri Lanka is the potential host and they are in the top of the list while Nepal is in the second option. We’ll finalise the venue within this month,” said Anwarul Huq Helal, general secretary of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF).
BFF general secretary Abu Naeem Shohag, chairman of the BFF Media Committee Amirul Islam Babu, and Mindu Dorji, deputy general secretary of Bhutan Football Federation, were also present on the occasion.
Groupings of the SAFF U-15 Championships
Group A- Nepal, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Pakistan
Group- B- India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka
SAFF Women’s Championship 2018
Group A- Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan
Group B- India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka