Women’s Football League

Kings lift title in 1st appearance

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:53, Dec 06,2020


Bashundhara Kings players celebrate after winning the Bangladesh Women’s Football League title at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday. — BFF photo

Bashundhara Kings clinched the title of the Bangladesh Women’s Football League in their maiden appearance and with one match to spare after pummeling Jamalpur Kacharipara XI 13-1 at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday.

Kings secured maximum 33 points from 11 games while Nasrin Sports Academy are in second place with 24 points from 10 games, followed by Kacharipara with 19 points also from 10 games in the seven-team league.

On Sunday, Kings forward and captain Sabina Khatun, who is also the national women’s team captain, scored five goals while forwards Tohura Khatun and Sirat Jahan Shopna each scored a brace.

Midfielder Maria Manda, defenders Sheuli Azim and Nargis Khatun scored one goal apiece for the winners while Kacharipara’s lone goal came courtesy of an own goal by Kings’ defender Arshita Janah Asa.

With her five goals, Sabina took her tally of goals in the league to 30 in this season.

Despite her goal-scoring onslaught and team’s success, Sabina was not satisfied with the low level of competition in the league with Kings easily overpowering every other side with their squad consisting 19 national team players.

‘I want to continue my goal scoring spree. But honestly, it would be better if the league was more competitive and added foreign players,’ said Sabina, the top scorer of the league, after the match.

Kings will play their final game on December 9 against FC Uttar Bongo, who are now at fourth place with 16 points from 10 games.

In the day’s other game, Spartan Mk Galactico Sylhet FC  beat Begum Anwara SC by 3-0 goals where midfielder Rukshana Akter scored a brace and another midfielder Bonna Akther scored one for the winners.

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