The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has compensated for the money the SAFF champion women footballers lost at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Wednesday following their return to the country.
BFF Women's Wing Chairman and FIFA Council Member Mahfuza Akhter Kiran, while speaking to the media on Saturday, handed over the money to the footballers on behalf of federation president Kazi Salahuddin. They received more money from the BFF than what they lost at the airport.
After the press conference held at the BFF house that night, Shamsunnahar Sr, Krishna Rani Sarkar and Sanjida Akhter found their bags unlocked and money stolen.
Mahfuza Akhter Kiran had earlier announced that she would compensate the three girls if the stolen money was not recovered.
The 'luggage party' of the airport has allegedly stolen the missing money. However, the airport authorities denied it.