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Victorious U-18 girls return home
Triumphant Bangladesh U-18 women's football team on Monday returned home after clinching the title of the inaugural edition of SAFF Under-18 Women's Championship with a 1-0 win over Nepal in the final in Bhutan.
The U-18 women's team reached at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:30am from Bhutan and they were warmly received by the Bangladesh Football Federation officials at the airport.
Masura Parvin scored the deciding goal in the 49th minute and made the whole nation proud once again as Bangladeshi girls claimed their first title in a South Asian age-level tournament outside home.
Bangladesh coach Golam Rabbani Choton was ecstatic at the performances of his charges and saluted their spirit that helped Bangladesh win the tournament.
`I salute my girls for their bravery. They made us all proud,' Choton told reporters at the airport.
`Everyone earlier said that Bhutan is a curse for our football but our girls proved it wrong as they became champions in Bhutan,' he added.
Bangladesh skipper Mishrat Jahan Moushumi said that they do not want to get content with this result and want to give a fight against giants like South Korea, Japan.
`We have to take preparations to play against the giant teams like South Korea, Japan and China. We will work hard to get to such position,' she said.
Masura, who scored the all-important goal, was really pleased with team's result and was happy to score the winning goal for her side.
`Before the match I had no international goal. My team became champions on my first goal and I will remember it forever,' Masura said.