Clear Under-20; Champion Bangladesh beat Nepal 3-0
Bangladesh won the SAFF U-20 Championship by defeating Nepal 3-0 at the Birshrestha Sepahi Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Thursday (February 9). After leading 2-0 in the first half, Golam Rabbani Chotan’s disciples scored another goal against Himalaya Kanyas in the second half.
The girls of Bangladesh attacked from the beginning of the match at the Bir Shrestha Sepahi Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur. Nepal could not put up much resistance in front of them. Shamsunnar scored the first goal in the 42nd minute of the match. Shaheda Akhter Ripa scored the goal. After that, captain Shamsunnahar Jr. scored the second goal for the team in the extra minute of the scheduled time. Afida’s extended ball was not cleared properly by the Nepali defenders. The Bangladesh captain scored a powerful shot after receiving the ball like a forward looking for opportunities.
Bangladesh will take on Nepal in the final of SAFF U-20 Women’s Championship today at 6 pm. Earlier, the girls of Bangladesh won the senior SAF Championship title by defeating the hosts in Nepal. So, this time, the red-green representatives are chasing a new title at home.
Bangladesh beat Nepal 3-1 in the first match to reach the final. Then in the second match, a goalless draw with strong India. And in the last match, Shamsunnahar’s army defeated Bhutan 5-0. And after losing the first match, Nepal made a great comeback. Despite losing to Bangladesh, they beat Bhutan 4-0 in the second match. Then in the third match, the last season’s champions beat India 3-1 to confirm the final. After losing the first match, Nepal is again the opponent of Bangladesh in the final. Therefore, Golam Rabbani Chotan, the coach of the under-20 women’s team, considers himself a favorite. He said, ‘Nepal is also a strong team. They lost India. We are strong too. It will be a good final. Opportunities will come in front of both teams. Those who can use the opportunity will have the last laugh.
Two players playing in the national team captain Shamsunnahar Jr. and goalkeeper Rupna Chakma are giving courage to the Bangladesh team. Both are playing great. Bangladesh’s draw against India was made possible by Rupana Chakma’s brilliant saves. And the captain was the master of blowing Bhutan by 5 goals. He scored a hat trick, scored a goal. As a skilled team leader, he roamed the field. So he is hopeful that his students will play well against Nepal.
Bangladeshi girls in red and green will face the girls of Himalaya Kanya Nepal at the Bir Shresh Shaheed Sepahi Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur. Bangladesh secured the final as the top team with 7 points by winning two out of three matches and drawing one. On the other hand, Nepal secured the final as the second team with 6 points after winning two out of three matches. But they are the first team to enter the finals.