Winning start for Rajshahi, Ansar in women’s football

DHAKA – Rajshahi football team and Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defense Parry made a winning start in the women’s football event of Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games that has begun from today at Birshreshtha
Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the city’s Kamalapur.

In the day’s first match, Rajshahi football team crushed Khulna football team by 9-0 goals. In the proceeding, Shaheen Akter slammed a brilliant hat- trick with four goals in the 3rd, 17th, 27th and 59th minutes and Srimoti
Kornofuli supported her also scoring hat-trick with three goals in the 9th, 21st and 76th minutes while Sonhkriti Bala and Arkon added one goal each for the winners’ in the 14th and 36th minutes respectively in the one-sided affairs.

In the day’s another match, Ansar defeated Mymensingh football team by 3-1 goals. In the day’s match, Thuianu Marma struck twice in the 16th and 57th minutes while Serat Sabrin supported her with a lone goal in the 68th
minute for Ansar. Sadia Akter pulled one back for Mymensingh in the 81st minute.

Earlier, Bangladesh Football Federation members Tipu Sultan and Elias Hossain jointly inaugurated the meet as the chief guest.

A total of eight teams- seven district teams along with Ansar and VDP, split into two groups, are taking part in the competition. Women’s Football team (grouping):

Group A – Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Khulna and Ansar and VDP football teams.

Group B – Magura, Faridpur, Brahmanbaria and Panchagarh football teams.BSS