SAFF U-19 Champions: Bashundhara Group accords reception to women footballers
Peoples Time Desk
Bashundhara Group, the largest business conglomerate of the country, will accord a reception on Thursday to Bangladesh U-19 women’s football team who defended the SAFF title for the second time.
The programme will be held at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB, Hall-2, Pushpoguchcho) in the capital at 12:15pm.
Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan is expected to attend the programme.
Bangladesh defended the title, beating India by 1-0 goal in the final at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sepoy Mustofa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur of Dhaka on December 22.
Bangladesh earlier started their campaign in the tournament with a goalless draw against Nepal, but returned on the track with a 6-0 win over Bhutan.
They continued the winning streak by crushing India and Sri Lanka 1-0 and 12-0 goals respectively in the remaining group matches to finish the league stage on top.
The hosts scored a total of 20 goals and kept the clean sheets in all matches of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh secured the title of the maiden edition of the meet in 2018 when they defeated Nepal by a 1-0 goal in the final in the Maldives.