Defending champions Bangladesh will take on Nepal today in their last group B match of the second SAFF Under-15 Women’s Championship at the Chaglimithang Stadium in Thimpu, Bhutan.
As both the sides have already confirmed their semi-finals berths, it became the group-champions deciding match, though Bangladeshi players refused to take the game lightly as a win or draw help them avoid India in the semi-final.
Bangladesh began their campaign with a huge 14-0 win against Pakistan while Nepal beat Pakistan 6-0 to book the semi-finals.
The last time Bangladesh met Nepal, they won 6-0.
Despite the past record, Bangladesh team head coach Golam Rabbani Choton said there was no room for his charges to relax.
‘Everybody in my team is thinking of only a win in the match,’ Choton said.
‘Our only goal is to give our hundred per cent because there is no option but to win,’ he added.
Striker Tohura Khatun, who scored a brace against Pakistan, set a personal target of getting a hat-trick against Nepal.
‘Last year I had a hat-trick against Nepal, so I would take the field with same hope this time,’ Tohura said.
‘In the last match, I scored two goals and now only my target is score as much goal as I can for my team.’
Tohura believed Nepal would be a tougher opponent than Pakistan.
‘It will not be an easy task for us because Nepal are far better team than Pakistan. They have some qualified players who played last year,’ she said.
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