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Meet our supergirls

  • Published at 11:18 am September 2nd, 2016
  • Last updated at 05:50 pm September 2nd, 2016
Meet our supergirls
The Bangladesh Under-16 women's team have caught the attention of the whole country with their verve and goal-scoring ability during the Asian Football Confederation U-16 Women's Championship 2017 Qualifiers in Dhaka. They have so far defeated Iran, Singapore and Kyrgyzstan but what has made everyone take notice is the manner in which they have scored 18 goals, without conceding a single one, at Bangabandhu National Stadium over the last week. Here we take a look at each player of the U-16 squad. Mahmuda Akhter Nickname: Mahmuda Position: Goalkeeper Birth date: 15.02.2003 Home town: Mymensingh Coach's words: She is yet to be tested so far. But she is a very good goalkeeper. She has proven her worth before.   Sheuli Azim Nickname: Sheuli Position: Centre-back Birth date: 20.12.2001 Home town: Mymensingh Coach's words: Sheuli is a confident defender and has all the qualities of a good defender. She is also from the hill-tracts area but her main problem is that she hardly talks. But she is focused on her game. Shamsunnahar Nickname: Shamsunnahar Position: Left back Birth date: 31.01.2003 Home town: Mymensingh Coach's words: Shamsunnahar is one of the best left-backs I have seen so far in Bangladesh women's football.   Masura Parvin Nickname: Masura Position: Centre-back Birth date: 17.10.2001 Home town: Satkhira Coach's words: She is my first-choice defender but she has a yellow-card problem. So, I had to rest her against Kyrgyzstan. She'll be back.   Mosammat Nargis Khatun Nickname: Nargis Position: Centre-back Birth date: 01.01.2001 Home town: Rajshahi Coach's words: Nargis is also impressive and her speciality is heading. She scored a brilliant goal against Kyrgyzstan.   Sanjida Akhter Nickname: Sanjida Position: Right wing Birth date: 20.03.2001 Home town: Mymensingh Coach's words: Everyone has already witnessed what she is capable of. She has all the qualities of a footballer.   Mosammat Mishrat Jahan Mousumi Nickname: Mousumi Position: Centre midfield Birth date: 08.06.2001 Home town: Rangpur Coach's words: Mousumi is a type of player who will serve whenever the team requires. Whenever there is a defensive counter-attack, then only Mousumi knows how to handle the situation.   Marzia Akhter Nickname: Marzia Position: Left midfield Birth date: 15.10.2002 Home town: Mymensingh Coach's words: Marzia's left foot makes her stand out from the rest. However, she has the ability to strike with her right foot as well and she is more like Maria.   Maria Manda, vice-captain Nickname: Maria Position: Centre midfield Birth date: 10.05.2003 Home town: Mymensingh Coach's words: Maria is a key player of my side. Her best quality is that she never gets scared in any situation as she knows how to move after receiving the ball. You can say she is an original midfielder.   Srimoti Krishna Rani Sarkar, captain Nickname: Krishna Position: Centre forward Birth date: 01.01.2001 Home town: Tangail Coach's words: Krishna is a versatile player. She scored a goal with her left foot while I remember her scoring goals with both her right and left foot against Maldives. She can change the complexion of a game in the blink of an eye.   Anuching Mogini Nickname: Anuching Position: Centre forward Birth date: 01.03.2003 Home town: Khagrachari Coach's words: There is a similarity between [Sheikh Mohammad] Aslam bhai and Anuching. When the ball is in the air and in a suitable position, it is difficult to stop Anuching.   Anai Mogini Nickname: Anai Position: Right back, can play in any role at back four Birth date: 01.03.2003 Home town: Khagrachari Coach's words: Very cool-headed and a very confident player. Her behaviour is very calm. She talks as less as possible. Very positive. She doesn't misplace passes and is good on one-on-one. Nothing scares her. She is very good in crossing.   Mosammat Sirat Jahan Shopna Nickname: Shopna Position: Centre forward Birth date: 10.04.2001 Home town: Rangpur Coach's words: She was not in her best form in the first two matches but she is still the most experienced striker in the squad. Her contribution in team build-up is important.   Tohura Khatun Nickname: Kolsindur Messi, Tohura Position: Attacking midfield Birth date: 05.05.2003 Home town: Mymensingh Coach's words: For now she is a supersub as she is very young. But whenever she comes on, the whole team is rejuvenated. She is the future of Bangladesh women's football.   Monika Chakma Nickname: Monika Position: Left midfield Birth date: 15.09.2003 Home town: Rangamati
    Nilufa Yesmin Nila Nickname: Nila Position: Left-back Birth date: 15.01.2003 Home town: Kushtia
    Taslima Nickname: Taslima Position: Goalkeeper Birth date: 15.06.2002 Home town: Mymensingh
    Mosammat Ishrat Jahan Ratna Nickname: Ratna Position: Centre midfield Birth date: 07.05.2001 Home town: Rangpur     Akhi Khatun Nickname: Akhi Position: Centre midfield Birth date: 18.06.2003 Home town: Sirajganj     Josna Nickname: Josna Position: Left-back Birth date: 08.09.2001         Nazma Nickname: Nazma Position: Centre-back Birth date: 10.12.2003 Home town: Mymensingh   Mosammat Sultana Nickname: Sultana Position: Right wing Birth date: 10.08.2003 Home town: Rangpur     Ruksana Begum Nickname: Ruksana Position: Goalkeeper Birth date: 05.02.2001 Home town: Sylhet     Head coach: Golam Rabbani Choton Choton was the head coach of the Bangladesh side when they lifted the AFC U-14 Girls' Regional (South and Central) Championship in Nepal last year. He guided the girls in red and green to the title defence of the same event this year in Tajikistan. He has been nurturing most of his current charges for more than two years now. Nobody knows the Bangladesh girls more than Choton, who also steered the national women's team in the first two editions of the Saff Championship. Assistant coach: Mahbubur Rahman Litu, Mahmuda Akter Manager: Nasrin Akter