‘This trophy belongs to 18 crore people of Bangladesh,’ says Sabina
Bangladesh women’s football team captain Sabina Khatun dedicated the SAFF Women’s Football Championship trophy to the people of the nation.
After arriving at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Kathmandu with her teammates on Wednesday afternoon, she said, “This trophy belongs to all the people of Bangladesh — whether you say 160 million or 180 million. We have made a good result. Now, our target is to do better in the coming days,” she said.”
Hundreds of media personnel as well as football fans and people in general, thronged the airport to have a glimpse of the tigresses.
Sabina said she felt proud to see that people of the country love them so much. “We are grateful to them to give us a heartiest welcome in such a grand manner.”
The team members later boarded an open-top double-deck bus which paraded through the streets of Dhaka before reaching the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) House at Arambagh in Motijheel, where they will be accorded a reception by BFF president Kazi Salahuddin.
Sabina expressed her gratitude to BFF and other members.
“There has been a lot of work done on women’s football since 2012. This success is a result of the hard work that has been put in the last five-six years. The biggest contributor to this success is Bangladesh Football Federation and its president Kazi Salahuddin,” said Sabina.