Bangamata U19 Women's Int'l Gold Cup
UAE eliminated, Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan in semis
Final match rescheduled for 4th May
United Arab Emirates eliminated from the group stage of the ongoing Bangamata U19 Women's International Gold Cup losing to Kyrgyzstan by 1-2 margin in a tough match on Wednesday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.
Bangladesh is in Group-B with Kyrgyzstan and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since the United Arab Emirates had lost its first match against the host, the second match against Kyrgyzstan was their only chance to keep hope for the next stage.
Losing the second match as well, the Emirates' women eliminated from the group stage while the other two rivals from the group, Bangladesh and Kyrgyz women, were moved to the next stage with one match remaining.
The last match of Group-B between Bangladesh, the Bengal Tigresses and Kyrgyzstan, the White Falcons, is to be played on Friday.
Before the match, the local fans were keeping an eye on the Wednesday-match between Kyrgyzstan and Emirate women.
On the day, Kyrgyz women went ahead in the sixth minute utilising a penalty. Striker Boronbekov Aizhan fired the post.
Only seven minutes later, the Kyrgyz women doubled the lead. Midfielder Yrysbek Kyzy Kenzhebubu sent a corner shot into the post.
Yet the Emirates women were able to reduce the margin by scoring one goal in the 33rd minute, they could not level it till the long whistle. Taking a penalty kick, UAE midfielder Shahd Khaled Alzarkan hit the middle of the post.
Though the Emirates women came very near to equilise the margin in the last minutes several attempts, all their efforts were fruitless.
The final match of the event was scheduled to be played on 3rd May. To adjust with the chief guest's schedule, the match and the award programme is now rescheduled to 4th May. Country's sports friendly Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be the chief guest of the final match.