Monica Chakma headed the ball away from an opponent defender before volleying it in spectacular fashion into the net
“Don’t confuse her for Messi or Ronaldo” was the caption of a Bangladeshi football fan on social media while sharing the Monika Chakma goal on facebook.
The incredible left-footed goal by the U-19 player is featured in “Fifa Fans’ Favorite”.
Bangladesh had defeated Mongolia in the semi-final of the Bangamata U-19 Women’s Gold Cup.
Monika scored a stunning goal in that match at Bangabandhu National Stadium minutes before the half-time whistle.
The goal gained incredible reaction on social media from the fans who are used to watching European football.
Host Bangladesh and Laos have been declared joint champions of the inaugural edition of the Bangamata U-19 Women’s Gold Cup at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka Friday after persistent rainfall ensured there would be no action possible.https://t.co/RKw82UKZgl#BFF #FOOTBALL— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) May 3, 2019
Monica headed the ball away from an opponent defender before volleying it in spectacular fashion into the net.
Local Bangladesh football fans have had very few chances to witness goals of this level, let alone in women’s football.
The goal was listed among the Fifa Fans’ Favorite goals.
Every week, Fifa asks football fans from all around the world to send pictures, videos and other contents of memorable moments.
Fifa selects top five moments every week from these contents.
Monika’s wonder goal was featured as one of the top five moments this week in the Fans Favorite category.
The goal was sent to Fifa by a fan named Towsif Akkas, and Fifa called Monika “magical Chakma”, placing the goal at the top, even though there is no ranking in the list.
The goal was selected from countless goals scored all across the world, and it is a memorable achievement not only for the talented young player, but also for Bangladesh football.
Monika’s goal sends a message to the world that Bangladesh women’s football is fast improving.