Bangladesh clinch SAFF U-18 women’s title

Bangladesh Under-18 women’s football team players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Nepal in the final of the maiden SAFF Under-18 Women’s Championship at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu, Bhutan on Sunday. — BFF photo

Bangladesh Under-18 women’s football team clinched the title of the maiden SAFF Under-18 Women’s Championship after a 1-0 win over Nepal in the final at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu, Bhutan on Sunday.

After a barren first-half, Masura Parvin scored the all-important winner in the 49th minute.

Bangladesh seemed a bit disjointed in the final after dominating the opponents in the previous matches.

However, the Bangladeshi girls initiated the first attack in the seventh minute of the match when Krishna Rani found Nepal keeper Anjana Magar alone but her shot went over the bar.

Defender Masura finally broke deadlock with just four minutes into the second half heading home following a long free-kick from Monika Chakma.

Nepal could level the thing just two minutes later but Rekha Poudel saw her back volley hit the woodwork.

Source: New Age.

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