Champions return home
Bangladesh women footballers, who clinched their maiden SAFF Women's Championship title by beating hosts Nepal in the tournament's final in Kathmandu last Monday, returned to the country on Wednesday afternoon.
The champions touched down at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 1:46pm today.
State minister for youth and sports, Zahid Ahsan Russel, along with BFF executive committee members will receive the Bangladesh team at the airport.
The government and Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) prepared an open-top bus for the homecoming of the women in red and green. The bus will be taking the champions from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to the BFF House in Motijheel.
The bus will arrive at the BFF House in Motijheel from the airport via Kakoli, Mohakhali flyover, the road in front of the Prime Minister's office, Bijoy Smarani, Tejgaon, Mogbazar flyover, and Shapla Chattar.
The BFF president Kazi Salahuddin will be welcoming the champion footballers at the BFF House, bringing a close to the reception ceremony after a photo session with the footballers.
Since winning, there had been a demand from various quarters, starting from social media, to welcome the women's champion team from the airport on an open-top bus.
In response, Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC), the government's transport agency, prepared an open-top bus to welcome the victorious girls.