Sabina hopeful to win series against Singapore

Bangladesh national women’s football team take on their Singapore counterpart in the first match of the two-match FIFA Tier-1 Women’s Int’l Football Series scheduled to be held on Friday (Dec 1) at Birshreshtha Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the city’s Kamalapur. BSS

The match kicks off at 4 pm.

Addressing at a pre-match press conference held today (Wednesday) at Bangladesh Football Federation Bhaban Bangladesh national women’s football team coach Saiful Bari Titu and team’s skipper Sabina Khatun expressed their optimism to win the series against Singapore.

Coach Titu said after the Asian Games, the Bangladesh team were supposed to visit Lebanon at the end of October to play two matches. The team had made very good preparation for those two matches, but unfortunately the girls could not play that series.

The team would have benefited if they played the two matches in Lebanon. Now BFF has organized the series against Singapore and BFF deserves a big thanks for that.

Bangladesh’s captain Sabina Khatun, who was present at the press conference, the two matches against Singapore is going to be very challenging one.

Remembering their 3-0 defeat in a friendly match against Singapore three years back, the Bangladesh skipper said they have bitter experience against Singapore.

But she is found very optimistic at winning the series against Singapore this time at home.

Sabina said the current team is more balanced than before and improved in all technical, tactical and physical aspects.
She hoped that the football fans would come to the ground and watch two challenging matches.

The second and ultimate match of the series will be held on Monday (Dec 4) at the same venue.

Bangladesh’s women’s football team: Rupna Chakma, Swarna Rani Mandal, Shopna Akter Jili, Sheuli Azim, Shamsunnahar (Sr.), Afeida Khandakar, Masura Parvin, Nilufa Yasmin Nila, Anai Mogini, Mst Surma Jannat, Kohati Kisku, Monika Chakma, Sanjida Akhter, Maria Manda, Shamsunnahar (Jr.), Shaheda Akter Ripa, Ritu Porna Chakma, Sapna Rani, Marzia, Sumaya Matsushima, Tohura Khatun, Sabina Khatun and Most Aklima Khatun.


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