Dhaka, Mar 10 (UNB) - Bangladesh National Women’s Football team left the capital for Nepal to compete in the six-nation SAFF Women’s Championship beginning on Tuesday (Mar 12) at Shahid Rangashala, Biratnagar.
Hosts Nepal will play Bhutan in the opening match on Tuesday at 3pm (local time).
Bangladesh, placed in Group A, will play their first match against Bhutan on Thursday (March 14) and face hosts Nepal on Saturday (March 16) in group affairs.
Group B team consists of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. India will take on Maldives on Wednesday (March 13) and Sri Lanka on Sunday (Match 17). Maldives and Sri Lanka will meet each other in the other Group A match on Friday (March 15).
On March 20, Group A champions will play Group B runners-up at 11am, while Group B champions will encounter Group A runners–up at 3pm in the semifinals at the same venue.
The final match will take place at 3pm on March 22.
Bangladesh women’s team comprises 21 players and seven officials.
Squad: Mahmuda Akhter, Rupna Chakma, Yasmin Akhter, Masura Parvin, Akhi Khatun, Nargis Khatun, Nilufa Yesmin Nila, Shamsunahar (Sr), Sheuli Azim, Mishrat Jahan Moushumi, Maria Manda, Monika Chakma, Ishrat Jahan Ratna,Sanjida Akhter, Marzia, Sirat Jahan Shopna, Sabina Khatun, Krishna Rani Sarkar, Razia Khatun, Shamsunnahar (Jr) and Tohura Khatun.