Bangladesh in the final of SAFF Women’s Championship for the second time. I played the final for the first time in 2016. We lost against Sebar India. We came to the podium 5 times, 1 time runner-up, 3 times semi-final and 1 time we left the group stage.

Alhamdulillah, we are in a great rhythm on the field this time, the opponent is the host Nepal in the final. Playing the final as the host or playing the final against the home team is always exciting. Apart from this, this year’s final match is slightly different. A new champion will be cleared after many days. And so this is going to be a thrilling final match, no doubt.

In 2003, Bangladesh won the championship of South Asia at the hands of the Bangladesh men’s national football team. We still hear that story. It is considered to be the brightest part in the great success story of Bangladesh football. Now it’s our time to win. Every member of our team is looking forward to win it.

We want to win this for the dreamers who are willing to embrace this dream of ours. We would like to repay the absolute support. While not standing with the trophy in the open-top champion bus, we want to win it for the people who have helped us touch the green grass, leaving aside society’s tips. This success of ours may help us to get some new Sabina, Krishna, Maria. I want to make this road of Anuj’s friend easier.

My house is near the mountain. The fighting mentality of the mountain brothers, the unyielding determination of the poor and working people of rural Bengal, I have seen every phase of life very closely. In the final, we will not be fighting on the field as a footballer, but a team of 11 players will be on the field, many of whom have come so far after losing their father, taking the last possessions of their mother, selling their sister’s ornaments, many of them being the only source of income for the family.

We are used to fighting the battle of life. Will fight till the last minute for supremacy in South Asia. Victory and defeat are in the hands of God. But trust us, we will not make any mistakes in our efforts, InshAllah. Pray for us.