Dhaka – Bangladesh Women’s Football team, now in Tajikistan to compete in the Group D matches of the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Qualifiers, made their practices Sunday morning under supervision of team’s Technical& Strategical Director Paul Thomas Smalley and Head Coach Golam Robbani Choton at artificial training ground ofDhusambe Stadiumin Tajikistan.
Bangladesh team, which was placed in Group D of the AFC meet along with Asian giant South Korea, Chinese Taipei and hosts Tajikistan, will play South Korea in the opening match on October 24, face Chinese Taipei on Oct 26 and hosts Tajikistan on Oct 28, all in the Pamir Stadium in Dushanbe.
Mishrat Jahan Mousumi, will lead the Bangladesh team, mostly consists of the players SAFF U-18 Champions Bangladesh team while Maria Manda made her deputy in the AFC meet in Tajikistan.
During the day’s one and half long practice session, Bangladesh team made hard practice with ball possession, shooting practices and tactical training ahead of their first match against tough rival South Korea on Oct 24, according to a message received here from Bangladesh Football Federation Sunday evening.
Touring Bangladesh team, also scheduled to make walking session Sunday afternoon, individual players development programme and gym at the Hotel Atlas in the evening, apart from team meeting.
Bangladesh Coach Choton informed that all players are fully fit and with a sound health despite of a long journey and they are now in fresh and happy mood.
After winning two consecutive trophies of AFC U-16 Championship at home and SAFF U-18 Championship in Bhutan, Bangladesh have to face a tough challenge against Asian giant South Korea and looking for runners-up position to qualify for the next round as the best two runners-up of the six Asian groups.UNB