Motivated Bangladesh face humble Pakistan today

Motivated Bangladesh women’s football team is looking forward to continue their winning run as they face humble Pakistan in their second group A match of the ongoing 6th edition of SAFF Women’s Championship scheduled to be held tomorrow (Saturday) at Dasharath Rangasala Stadium.

The match kicks off at 1.15 PM (BST).

After a convincing 3-0 victory against the Maldives, Bangladesh is now in comfortable position in the table and a win against Pakistan will barge them into the semifinals.

The Sabina and Co. however expect a commanding victory over the Pakistan because the girls showed an impressive performance against the Maldives and want to continue such performance in their second match.

Prior to the match against Pakistan, defender Akhi Khatun said they earlier played against the Pakistani and won the match with a big margin of victory and this time too there would be a maximum effort to increase the goal margin by playing attacking football. All would try to give their hundred percent from their position.

She said they have rectified their mistakes of the last match against the Maldives and there would be an attempt not to repeat those against Pakistan.

Midfielder Sanjida Akter also expressed her high hope to continue their winning run against Pakistan.

“Actually the match which we played against Pakistan was a age level U-18 match in 2018, but now we are going to face a senior team, so there must be an effort to do something good against Pakistan,” Sanjida said.

Replying to a question she said her main target would be to do something good in tomorrow’s match against Pakistan and bring out the team by securing a good result.

Sanjida said they would play their natural game against Pakistan because they can play good football. Pakistan also played attacking football in their first match against India.

“The goal margin could be biggest against the Maldives if we would not miss scoring chances in the finishing, but now we have rectified our mistakes after the Maldives match ….we have plan to make a good finishing in order to bring out a good result.” she said to a questioner.

On the other hand, it’ll be a do or die match for Pakistan in a bid to stay in the tournament race.

Bangladesh, which pitted at group A along with India, Pakistan and the Maldives, will face India in their third and last group match on September 13.

After the group phase matches the top two teams from each group will play the cross semifinals on September 16 while the final of the championship is slated for September 19. All the matches will be played at Dasarath Rangasala Stadium.

Bangladesh women’s team: Rupna Chakma, Etie Rani, Sathi Biswas, Masura Parvin, Mossammat Akhi Khatun, Shamsunnahar, Sheuli Azim, Nilufa Yesmin Nila, Anai Mogini, Maria Manda (vice-captain), Monika Chakma, Shamsunnahar, Sohagi Kisku, Sapna Rani, Ritu Porna Chakma, Sanjida Akhter, Marzia, Sabina Khatun (captain), Srimoti Krishnarani Sarkar, Mosammat Sirat Jahan Shopna, Tohura Khatun, Anuching Mogini and Sajeda Khatun.

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