A 32-member national women's football team reached Nepal early Monday on a chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to play two FIFA tier-1 international football friendly matches against the hosts
A 32-member national women's football team reached Nepal early Monday on a chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to play two FIFA tier-1 international football friendly matches against the hosts.
Bangladesh team landed in Tribhuvan International Airport at 10:30am Nepal time and got tested for Covid-19 at the team hotel in Kathmandu.
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After receiving their Covid reports Tuesday, the touring Bangladesh players will start practising in the afternoon.
The touring Bangladesh team will play against Nepal on September 9 and 12 at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu ahead of their AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 India qualifiers.
The match on Thursday will be the first international fixture for the national women's team in more than two and a half years after playing the semifinal of the SAFF Championship against India in March 2019.
After playing two matches in Nepal, Bangladesh Women's will directly fly to Uzbekistan on September 14 to play the qualifying round of the AFC Women's Asian Cup there from September 19-24.
In Group G, Bangladesh will face Jordan on September 19 and Iran on September 22 in the Uzbek capital Tashkent.
Yasmin Akhter, Masura Parvin, Nargis Khatun, Nilufa Yesmin Nila, Shamsunnahar Jr, Sheuli Azim, Mishrat Jahan Moushumi, Maria Manda, Monika Chakma, Krishna Rani Sarkar, Sanjida Akhter, Marzia, Sirat Jahan Shopna, Sabina Khatun, Shamsunnahar Sr, Tohura Khatun, Sohagi Kisku, Sathi Biswas, Nasrin Akhter, Anuching Mogini, Ritu Porna Chakma, Rupna Chakma and Akhi Khatun
Zakir Hossain Chowdhury (team leader), Amirul Islam (team manager), Paul Thomas Smalley (technical director of the Bangladesh Football Federation), Golam Rabbani Chotan (head coach), Mahbubur Rahman Litu and Mahmuda Akhter (assistant coach), Biplob Bhattacharjee (goalkeeping coach), Saeed Hasan (media officer) and Laizu Yeasmin Lipa (physio)