We are confident, well prepared to face India: Sojol Tripura

Bangladesh U-17 football team’s midfielder Sojol Tripura said they are confident enough and well prepared to face India in the semifinal.

Bangladesh will take on India in the first semifinal of the SAFF U-17 Championship scheduled to be held on Monday (Sept 12) at Racecourse Ground in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

“We watched the India’s last match against Nepal and find out their strong and weakness points … After watching the match, we had a chat with our coach in this regards yesterday (Friday) evening and during the training session the coach worked on it with us today … The players are confident enough and well prepared to face India.” Sojol said through a video message received here today.

He also wished the Bangladesh women’s football team for their commanding 6-0 victory over Pakistan in the SAFF Women’s Championship now being held in Nepal.

Defender Mohammad Ratul said they already played two matches of the tournament and now they are focusing on their next match against India.

He said they would carry the same performance against India in the semifinal though the match would not be an easy.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh hold practice session at Kalania Sports Complex ground this morning.

Earlier, Bangladesh U-17 soccer team got off to a flying start as they thrashed host Sri Lanka by 5-1 goals their opening group A match and blanked the Maldives by 5-0 goals to confirmed their spot of semifinal as the group

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