)- Bangladesh Women's Football team, now in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu,
will start their campaign in the seven-nation 6th SAFF Women's Championship 2022 taking on the Maldives on Wednesday (Sept 7).
The match will kick-off at 5:45 pm Bangladesh time at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu.
Two archrival India and Pakistan will meet each other in Wednesday's other match at 1:15 pm.
Experienced booter Sabina Khatun will lead the Bangladesh women's side as captain while Maria Manda will assist her as vice-captain.
Earlier, Bangladesh team was placed in tough Group A along with five time champions India, the Maldives and Pakistan while comparatively easier Group B comprises hosts Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.
In the remaining group matches, Bangladesh will face Pakistan on Sept 10 and meet India on Sept 13.
On completion of group matches, top two teams from each of the groups will play in the semifinals on Sept 16.
The final match will be held on Sept 19.
The morale of the youthful Bangladesh women's team is now higher than all previous occasions after winning the two- match series 1-0 against upper ranked Malaysia recently.
Bangladesh beat Malaysia 6-0 in the first match and settled for a draw in the 2nd match.