SAFF Championship: Bangladesh wants to win against Pakistan
Kathmandu, September 9, 2022 (BASS): Pakistan women’s national football team has returned to international competition after eight years. After a long time, they made a comeback in the Saf Football Championship. Pakistan women lost 3-0 to arch rivals India in the first match. How many goals can Bangladesh beat that team? Not the goal difference, only victory in the mind of Bangladesh coach Golam Rabbani Chotan. In his words, ‘We will play to win the match. I will think about the number of goals later.’
Bangladesh coach said after the team practice at the Armed Police field today, ‘We have seen Pakistan’s game, analyzed it and prepared the plan accordingly and tomorrow our players will play according to the plan. Hopefully I can present good football and leave the field with a win.
He said, ‘Our girls are in the regular game, you got the proof of that in the last match. The last match completely removed the doubt that was there due to not being able to play a practice match with Dubai before coming here. The girls played well and to plan throughout the 90 minutes. In the next match too, they will play according to the plan and with the maximum.
Choton said, ‘We have worked on the weakness that was seen with the finishing in the last match against Maldives. Also discussed in team meeting. Work has also been done in the field. Hope to see its reflection tomorrow. You really have to take advantage of the opportunity and leave the field with a win. A win against Pakistan is very important to survive in the tournament.
Bangladesh won 2-0 in the last SA Games match against Pakistan in 2010. Sabina scored a goal in that match held in Dhaka. Farhana scored the remaining goal.
On this side, before the match against Bangladesh, Pakistan coach Ahmed Sharif said, ‘We have shown a fighting spirit against India (in the previous match). The girls played according to plan. Fought till the last moment. After returning to international tournaments after a long break, our aim is to improve ourselves. So we will play against Bangladesh in the same mood.
Bangladesh vs Pakistan match will start tomorrow at 1:15 pm Bangladesh time at Dashrath Rangshala in Kathmandu.