No respite for eve booters

No respite for the Bangladesh women’s football team as they hold their training session this (Thursday) morning at Armed Police ground though they gained a 3-0 victory over the Maldives in the tournament opening match.

Although there was no scheduled team’s practice as per the instruction of head coach Golam Robbani Choton, who opted to keep his girls at rest today, but the girls were sent to the field to continue their practice because the team management is not content of the Bangladesh’s result against the Maldives.

According to the source, Bangladesh Football Federation’s (BFF) technical director Paul Smalley, who is currently touring in Sri Lanka with the Bangladesh U-17 boys football team, could not be very happy on such a victory of the women’s football teams.

So, he (Paul) and the team management instructed the girls to go to continue practice because the team management expect bigger margin of team’s victory over Pakistan in the next match.

India, Pakistan and Maldives are in Group A of SAFF Women’s Championship along with Bangladesh. The group B consists hosts Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. India beat Pakistan by 3-0. Bangladesh won against Maldives also by the same margin. Bangladesh could have been ahead of India if they are able to score one or two more goals against the Maldives.

Bangladesh captain Sabina Khatun however said she does not feel any pressure for the result.

“We have no pressure to win against Pakistan by a big margin …..but I know that we’ll have to win,” she said.

Bangladesh never met Pakistan in SAFF Championship. In 2010 South Asian Games held in Dhaka, Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 2-0 in women’s football.
Sabina said she watched Pakistan’s match against India and hopeful to beat Pakistan in a big margin.



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