Dhaka, Sept 13 (UNB) – Bangladesh Women’s team will face another daunting challenge when they meet three-time champions Japan in their 2nd Group B match of the eight-team final round of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship on Thursday at 5 pm local time at IPE Stadium in Chonburi, Thailand hoping to display their best performance.
Bangladesh team, which came to the earth from heaven after suffering a humiliating 0-9 goals defeat against defending champions North Korea in their first appearance in the prestigious Asian Junior Women’s meet last Monday, will play their remaining match against World Cup playing Australia on Sunday (Sept 17) at the same venue.
Holders North Korea will face Australia, also on Thursday at 7 pm local time at the Chonburi Stadium.
Ahead of the Thursday’s match against Japan, the head coach and the captain of Bangladesh U-16 Women's Team promised to display their best performances overcoming their mistakes made in the previous match, said a BFF media release on Wednesday.
Bangladesh captain Krishna Rani Sarker said, “In the last match (against DPR Korea), we did a lot of mistakes. Now we are ready to give our best performance and efforts to make a good result against Japan.”
Head Coach of Bangladesh Golam Rabbani Choton said, “All of our players are physically well and sound. Everybody in the team will try to play their best in Thursday’s match. If the players can play their natural game and can show their usual performance, we can do a good result against Japan.”
In the last match against DRP Korea, all the pride and expectation of Bangladesh team which groomed and nursed for a record timing of one year spending more than Tk 3 crore, went down the drain after suffering a frustrating 0-9 goals.
Bangladesh team qualified for the final round of the Asian meet for the first time as the unbeaten champions of Group C beating IR Iran 3-0, Singapore 5-0, Kyrgyzstan 10-0, Chinese Taipei 4-2 and the UAE by 4-0 goals in Dhaka last year.
Bangladesh U-16 Team: Krishna Rani Sarker (captain), Tahura Khatun, Maria Manda, Sirat Jahan Swapna, Ankhi Khatun, Namza, Roksana Begum, Mahmuda, Rumki, Masura Parvin, Sheuly Azim, Anai Mogini, Nila, Shamsunnahar, Mishrat Jahan Mousumi, Sanjida Akhter, Marzia, Monika Chakma, Ishrat Jahan Rantna, Razia Khatun and Anuching Mogini.