Kings off to flying start as Women’s Football League gets underway

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31st March, 2021 09:14:36 printer

Kings off to flying start as Women’s Football League gets underway

Bashundhara Kings’ women footballers celebrate a goal against Soddopushkarini Jubo Sporting Club during their opening match of the Women’s Football League 2020-21 at the Birshrestha Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Wednesday. –Reaz Ahmed Sumon

Riding on forward Krishna Sarkar’s double hat-tricks, defending champions Bashundhara Kings crushed the newcomers Saddapuskuruni Jubo Sporting Club by 14-1 goals in the opening match of the fourth Women’s Football League at the Birshrestha Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Wednesday. 

Krishna made a season’s first double hat-trick scoring 7 goals in the 2nd, 23rd, 50th, 53rd, 63rd, 82nd and 89th minutes respectively while defender Sheuli Azim also completed a hat-trick scoring four goals in the 6th, extra (45+2), 58th and 37th minutes.

Forward Sirat Jahan Sopna added two in the 74th and 79th minutes for the team while Kings captain Sabina Khatun contributed one in the 31st minute in the day’s goal-fest match.

Midfielder Tonima Bishash netted the consolation goal for Saddapuskuruni Jubo SC in the 48th minute.

Kings newly appointed head coach Abu Faysal Ahmed told The Daily Sun after getting the massive win that the victory will boost his side with huge confidence for the next matches.

“We were quite sloppy in the first half but found the rhythm in the second half of the game. We got just two weeks for preparation, players need some more time to get back the proper fitness,” Faysal said.

Kings will play their next matches against Kachijhuli Sporting Club on Sunday at 5:30pm and FC Brahmanbaria on April 9 at 1:30pm, both at the same venue. 

Kings clinched the title in their first appearance in the 3rd WFL 2020. The big-budgeted club maintained all win records and bagged full 36 points with 12 consecutive wins from 12 matches.

 


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