The third edition of Bangladesh Women’s Football League will start next month after a seven-year break, with the participation of eight teams, including seven newcomers.
Nasrin Sporting Club is the only team to play in the last edition in 2013 while Bashundhara Kings, Begum Anwara Sporting Club of Dhaka, FC Uttar Bongo of Rangpur, Kacharipara Ekadas of Jamalpur, Cumilla United of Cumilla, Shopnochura & Akelpur Football Academy of Sunamganj and Spartan MK Galactico Sylhet FC are new to join the league.
All teams completed their players’ registration on the final day on Sunday with the registration process starting on January 11.
BPL champions Kings signed 19 national and age-level team players, including national team captain Sabina Khatun, Under-19 team captain Mishrat Jahan Mousumi and national team key players’ Monika Chakma, Krishna Rani Sarkar, Sanjida Akhter, Maria Manda and Tahura Khatun.
Each participating team will play 14 matches in the double-leg competition at the Bir Sreshtho Shaheed Sipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the capital.
Kings officials came at the BFF house with their full team on Sunday and completed the players’ registration formalities.
Sabina, the highest-paid players of Kings, was happy that finally the league is going to start and vowed to take the challenge.
‘It’s challenging for us to emerge champions. We are ready to do that. If we play our usual game, hope we will win the title,’ said Sabina.
In the last edition in 2013, Mohammedan Sporting Club emerged champions defeating Abahani Limited.
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