BCB announces reward of Tk 50 lakh for women footballers

Sports Reporter Published: 21 September 2022, 12:48 PM
BCB announces reward of Tk 50 lakh for women footballers

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced a cash reward of Tk 50 lakh for the National Women’s Football Team for becoming champion for the first time in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s Championship.

In a media statement, BCB President Nazmul Hassan said the women’s football team has made the whole nation proud with its exceptional performance and historic achievement.

“As a mark of our appreciation and support for their effort, I am declaring 50 lac Taka for the entire team on behalf of the BCB,” he said.

“I have no doubts that the SAFF triumph will greatly inspire sportsmen and women around the country and sports teams to strive for international glory in respective disciplines,” he added. 

On Tuesday, Bangladesh made history by winning the maiden title of 6th edition of SAFF Women’s Championship beating host Nepal by 3-1 goals in the final held at Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu.

With this win, Bangladesh has also broken five time SAFF champions India’s one-sided dominance in the championship who were knocked out early by host Nepal in the semifinal.