This monsoon season, SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship 2018 will be held at the Changlingmithang stadium, Thimphu, Bhutan from 9th to 18th of August. Out of 7 SAFF countries, Maldives will not be competing for this year. However, the rest of the six countries will be putting in an exciting match amongst themselves.
A day before the league starts, a Pre Match press conference was held with the team coaches and the players of the six participating countries:
Bangladesh team coach, Golam Robbeani Choton says, “We have been preparing for this championship for the last seven months and we are the defending team for the previous U-15 championship. Our girls have good confidence and are ready to give in a good fight.”
An Indian team player, Avika Singh says, “We have been prepared and played several practice matches; we have a good combination and bonding. Bhutan has favourable conditions in addition to being this a home match for them and the teams are strong but we are strong as well so we will definitely give in a good match.”
Pakistan team coach, Mohammed Roshid says, “Bangladesh is a strong opponent and I hope my girls learn something from this match. We are playing after this league after three years so I expect that we learn a lot.”
Nepal team coach, Ganga Gurung says, “We are really excited and well prepared for this league. We are going to play according to our game plan and we hope to take something good out of this match.”
Sri Lanka team coach, Ajwad says, “Our girls aren’t experienced on an international level but we have been practicing hard for this league and hopefully we will win.”
A Bhutan team player, Kinzang Dema says, “We have been practicing very hard under harsh weather conditions. Our goal is to give in a good game and we have hopeful expectations from this league.”