SAFF: Victorious women's football team receive warm welcome in Dhaka
Dhaka, September 21: The victorious women's football team received a warm welcome in Dhaka. After landing at the airport, State Minister for Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP welcomed the entire team by eating cake and wearing flower garlands.
Captain Sabina cut a cake. State Minister for Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel MP fed cake to Coach Choton, Women Wing Chairman Mahfuza Akhter Kiran. After that they were garlanded with flowers.
Earlier, since arriving at Kathmandu airport, the girls were eager to return home. Captain Sabina told BSS, "This is the best achievement of my career. Its feelings are difficult to express in words. Returning home with a win. The countrymen are waiting with great eagerness. We are also waiting with interest."
Excitement spread between them as soon as they boarded the plane. Repeated announcements came on the plane: sincere congratulations to the Bangladesh women's team for winning the title. Immediately the girls started clapping and cheering. Bangladesh Biman's BG 372 flight took off from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport at 1:15 PM local time. Aviation authorities misled them in the moving plane. At this time the crew of the plane also got busy taking pictures with the girls.
At exactly 1:50 PM Bangladesh time, the members of the women's football team burst into another round of excitement upon landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
At the airport, the women's team was whisked off to the VIP lounge. There they were welcomed by the Minister of State for Sports. Sports Secretary Mejbah Uddin Ahmed along with officials of Bangladesh Football Federation were present at this time.
The pre-scheduled press conference was canceled due to the overflowing crowd of media workers as well as bloggers and a large number of people.
Later, as per the demands of the golden girls, the SAFF Champions traveled from the airport in an open-top bus. At this time, football fans congratulated them by standing on both sides of the road waving flags and scattering flower petals.