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Satkhira withdraw name from National Women’s Football

Update : 23 Apr 2018, 10:14 PM
Satkhira team had been a regular presence in each and every national women's football tournament since 2009 but this time around their District Football Association withdrew the name from the JFA U-14 National Football Championship 2018, kicking off Tuesday. National team captain Sabina Khatun's mentor, Mohammad Akbar Ali has been guiding the district side as the head coach since the first national football championship where Sabina made her debut before being called up to the national camp, along with five more girls from the district.

Also read: JFA U-14 Women’s Football begins Tuesday


"Manager (Kiron) called me a month ago and asked me to form a side. As I have been providing training facilities to 13 girls along with free accommodation at my house for the last few years, I formed the team in a short time. We became zonal champion last time. I don't know why we are not participating this time," Akbar told Dhaka Tribune Monday. Kiron, also the joint-secretary of Satkhira DFA, denied making any comment while its president, Sirajul Islam Khan couldn't be reached over phone despite repeated attempts. Akbar informed that eight of the football girls will be playing for Narail at the Khulna venue while five others will represent Khulna. Akbar will coach Narail, whose first match against Barguna is scheduled to be held Tuesday.
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