Women's team fly off to S'pore today
The national women's football team will fly out to Singapore today to take part in women's development football tournament. The team, comprising mostly of under-16 players, will play two matches against Singapore and Malaysia as part of preparation for September's AFC U-16 Women's Championship in Thailand.
The tour is being sponsored by Walton Group, who previously sponsored the under-16 team’s tour of Japan last month apart from other tours of women's teams.
Meanwhile, the team's pre-tour press conference at the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) House yesterday was boycotted by media in protest of the presence of the federation's women's committee chairman Mahfuza Akter Kiron.
The media houses had on Monday decided to boycott Kiron, also a BFF executive committee member, for her severe criticism of media as she alleged that sponsors were going away from football due to negative reports following the national men's team's poor results against Bhutan.