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Sumaiya gets maiden call in nat’l team

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 24 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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Sumaiya gets maiden call in nat’l team

Bashundhara Kings forward Matsushima Sumaiya received a maiden call in the Bangladesh national women’s football team, head coach Golam Rabbani Choton said on Monday.

“We call Sumaiya in the camp. She will start training with the senior team,” Choton confirmed the matter to The Daily Sun.

Sumaiya, who is well-known for freestyle football, has been playing in Bangladesh Women's Football League for Kings since 2021. She scored eight goals in the last edition of the league.

Sumaiya alongside national captain Sabina Khatun also played for Maldives Army Football Club in the Women's Futsal Fiesta in Maldives in the last two years.

Choton also informed that apart from Sumaiya, they have called up three other players from different WFL clubs for their different age-level teams.

The players are: forward Irin Khatun from Nasrin Sports Academy and forward Afroza Khatun from Jamalpur Kacharipara Akados for U-20s and forward Sagorika from Football Club Brahmanbaria for U-17s.

Meanwhile, forward Anuching Mogini, who was part of the SAFF Women’s Championship title-winning team last year, made a sudden decision to retire from national football after she was dropped from the national camp due to her poor performance.

Anuching wrote on her Facebook page on Sunday: ‘Goodbye to football from today’. The forward, who played for Kings, scored 10 goals in the last WFL.