In the first half, the game started with Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) enjoying the majority of the possession.
Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan successfully defended their title by defeating Nilmani English School, Manipur, by a score line of 4-0 in the final of the Subroto Cup International U-17 girls football tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.
In the first half, the game started with Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) enjoying the majority of the possession. In the fifth minute, the first attempt came from the Bangladesh team as Aklima Akter side-netted on a strike from the right flank. Aklima’s moment came soon after, as she scored with a thunderous strike from inside the box in the 19th minute. Bangladesh doubled their lead in the 29th minute with a goal from Shirina Akter. Nilmani English School from Manipur failed to make any further impact and the half ended with Bangladesh leading 2-0.
The second half started with Nilmani English School, Manipur, trying to take the game to BKSP but they didn’t have much success. Bangladesh held their ground and defended their goal by maintaining a very strong formation at the back. Bangladesh, on the other hand, launched timely counter attacks to push the Manipur defence back. In the 55th minute, Sapna Rani’s persistence paid off as she bulldozed down the left wing, leaving the Manipuri defence at bay to finally find the net from five yards out for BKSP. Soon after, Aklima Akter scored her second goal as she found the back of the net in the 58th minute. BKSP from Bangladesh finally closed the match 4-0 as the whistle blew for fulltime, defending their title successfully.
BKSP, Bangladesh will be taking back home a sum of Rs 4, 00,000 and Nilmani English School, Manipur, will be walking away with a prize money of Rs 2,50,000.