SAFF Women's Championship 2022

October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022

Stealing the applause and appreciation

What could be the psyche behind this ugly practice of stealing the limelight despite having no intellectual, technical, moral or effective input in any of the 23 goals that our girls scored in Kathmandu?

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Why our women footballers’ victory is so significant

Our national women’s football team’s victory surely gives us all, especially the women, an extraordinary level of confidence.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

SAFF champions' treatment shows how we devalue women

To be seen, to simply exist and take up space – on sporting fields, in courts of justice, on buses and in public office – shouldn’t have to be a revolutionary act.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

'Aspiring girls won't face barriers anymore'

Sanjida Akhter has been one of the poster girls of Bangladesh football since she began her journey with Bangladesh's Under-16 side in 2014. The 21-year-old forward, now studying economics at a private university but struggling to attend classes due to training sessions, became the centre of discussion after an emotional Facebook status ahead of the SAFF Women's Championship final won the nation's hearts. The Daily Star's Anisur Rahman talked to her regarding that status alongside different aspects of women's football. The excerpts are below:

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Ritu Porna suffers head injury in open-top bus ride, gets three stitches

Bangladesh women’s football team’s member Ritu Porna Chakma hurt her head in a collision with an overhead banner during the team’s open-top bus parade as the team returned to a hero’s welcome on Wednesday.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Sabina dedicates trophy to entire nation

Bangladesh captain Sabina Khatun dedicated the SAFF Women’s Championship trophy to the nation during an impromptu press conference at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport upon their arrival from Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

'Felt the breeze of Bengal after many days'

Member of Bangladesh's SAFF Women's Championship-winning team, Krishna Rani Sarkar, was delighted to have returned home on Wednesday after their successful SAFF campaign.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Champions return home

Bangladesh women footballers, who clinched their maiden SAFF Women’s Championship title by beating hosts Nepal in the tournament’s final in Kathmandu last Monday, returned to the country on Wednesday afternoon.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

BCB announces Tk 50 lakh reward for SAFF Champions

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

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

From childhood heartbreak to fulfilling a nation’s dream

On what was a regular afternoon, a little girl growing up in a poverty-stricken background only insisted on playing her favourite game of football. Her mother, though, under continuous pressure from the surrounding community, took a knife and resorted to puncturing her favourite toy, a football in this case, right in front of those innocent, teary eyes.