Bangladesh women’s football team became clear champions after defeating Nepal 3-1 at Kathmandu Dashrath Stadium. And for that team, 2 people were Sapna and Sohagi from Ranishankail Upazila of Thakurgaon.
Sapna Rani and Sohagi Kisku, two talented players of Rangatungi United Promila Football Academy of Ranishankail Upazila of Thakurgaon, Northern District, participated in this history-making game. On this news, the locals started gathering in their houses.
Sohagi Kisku, who grew up in the sweaty caress of a laboring father living in a shanty house and the poor of a farmer’s father, is today the wealth of the country.
Poor Swapna Rani’s father Niren Chand said, Swapna Rani is the youngest of my 3 daughters and 1 son, she is a national team player today. Not only poverty but once my family had to fight religious and social prejudices. Many of them used to say that girls should not wear half pants to play football and that it would be difficult to get them married. But ignoring that barrier, my daughter went to the playground every day. Rangatungi United Promilla Football Academy Director Retired Principal Tajul Islam buys his playing equipment boots, jerseys, medicine and a bicycle to go to the field. I am very happy to be the champion today. Sohagi Kisku’s sister Ipina Kisco said, Bangladesh women’s football team won today. We are all happy that my sister is there and the people of Thakurgaon district are proud of them.
In this context, Rangatungi United Promila Football Academy Director Retired Principal Tajul Islam said, we are proud of the women’s football team as champions. I congratulate the Bangladesh team for this. This victory is a pride for us as well as a little more pride for Thakurgaon. Because Swapna and Sohagi are both players in our district.
Upazila Executive Officer Sohel Sultan Zurkar Nain Kabir Steve said, first of all congratulations to the Bangladesh football team. Also, we are proud of two players from this upazila who participated in the game for the national team.