Bangladesh girls off to flying start beating India 3-1

26 Apr 2016, 21:16

NTV Online

Dhaka: Defending champions Bangladesh Girls Football team made a flying start in the AFC U-14 Girls Regional (South and Central) Championship beating stronger India by 3-1 goals in a Group B match at Aviator Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Tuesday.

Bangladesh dominated the first half by 2-0 goals. Tohura Khatun struck twice in the 35th and 48th minutes and Maria Manda netted the other goal for Bangladesh in the 43rd minute.

Sunita Munda scored the consolation goal for India in the 50th minute.

Bangladesh Under-14 Girls team, which safely reached Tajik capital Dushanbe Friday night, will play their remaining Group B match against Nepal on Thursday at the same venue.

In the last edition, Bangladesh clinched the title beating hosts Nepal by 1-0 goal in the final after playing draw with India.

Bangladesh U-14 Girls team: Rupna Chakma, Marzia (captain), Shamsunnhar, Nazma, Anai Mogini, Nilufa Yesmin Nila, Maria Manda, Monika Chakma, Anuching Mogini (Laboni Akter) Tohura Khatun and Sajeda Khatun (Akhi Khatun).