Myminsingh lift third JFA Cup title

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Nov 11,2017

 
 

Mymensingh players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Thakurgaon in the final of the 3rd JFA Under-14 National Women’s Championship at the BNS on Friday. — New Age photo

Mymensingh continued their dominance in the JFA Under-14 National Women’s Championship when they lifted the title for the third consecutive time with a 3-0 victory over Thakurgaon in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday.
Rozina Sultana scored a brace while Samsunnahar netted the other for the winners.
Rozina, who finished the tournament as the highest scorer with 14 goals, gave Mymensingh the lead in the 10th minute with a tap in following a pass from Salma Khatun.
Rozina scored her second just six minutes later.
Receiving a long pass from almost halfway line, Rozina entered into the penalty box and dodged past the advancing Thakurgaon keeper before slotting the ball home.
Samsunnahar made it 3-0 in the last minute of the first half.
Mymensingh coach Salahuddin Ahmed was ecstatic after winning the title for the third consecutive time.
‘This was for the first time I coached this side and all credit goes to the players,’ said Salahuddin.
‘We could have won the match by at least five goals but due to fatigue of some of our players we had to remain content with three goals.
‘Actually we requested the Bangladesh Football Federation to reschedule the final round considering the JSC exam as seven of our players have failed to play three matches including semi-final due to their exam and they joined the team just hours before the final match.’
Rozina dedicated the title to their team-mate Sabina Yeasmin, a talented footballer of Under-15 national team, who died of acute fever in September.
‘Before taking the field our plan was to dedicate the title to Sabina if we won the match,’ she said. 

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