AFC U-16 Girls\' Championship Qualifiers
Juniors' primary target is to be group champions
AFC U-16 Girls' Championship QualifiersBangladesh girls' national football team head coach Golam Rabbani Choton said on Friday that the junior girls are primarily targeting group top to secure the super eight round of the AFC Under-16 Girls' Championship Qualifiers 2019.
With the participations of Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Lebanon and host Bangladesh, The Group-F matches of the qualifiers will be held from September 15 to 23 at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sepoy Mustafa Kamal Stadium, Kamalapur in Dhaka.
United Arab Emirates and Vietnam will engage in the first match today (Saturday) at 11:30am.
Before the event rolls, Bangladesh coach said "My girls had not squandered a minute after the SAFF u-15 mission in December 2017 and are going through their regular practice sessions two times a day at the artificial turf at Arambagh. My girls are confident and all of them are experienced of playing international matches. Also, 12 booters of the last event are also in the current squad."
"... In the meantime we had played three international tournaments and became champions of two event and runners-up in one. We have worked on the mistakes we did in the three events and are hopeful of a better result in the upcoming event. My girls are all okay for the mission."
He added, "Earlier, we have won over the UAE team for two times, one by 6-0 margin and the other by 4-0 margin. I believe that Vietnam are the strongest team here. On the other hand, Bahrain and Vietnam are also good. They are better in planning and team work."
This time it will not be easy to confirm the final round as it was last time. The Junior Tigresses moved to the final round of the event becoming the champions of the group in the qualifiers. But this year, six group champions and two best runners-up will move to the super eight round where the teams will be dived into two groups to contest for the final round. The two group champions and runners up will be advanced through the final round.