Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Pratisthan (BKSP) and Nilmani English School, Manipur won their respective semi-final matches and reached the finals of Subroto Cup, in U-17 girls category in New Delhi on September 4.
In semi-final 1, Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Pratisthan (BKSP) defeated Tamil Nadu’s Govt Girls High School by an emphatic score-line of 5-0.
Aklima Khatun opened the scoring on the 7th minute before a four goal haul in six minutes saw Bangladesh race to a five goal lead by the 20th minute, thus effectively putting the game beyond Tamil Nadu’s reach.
In semi-final 2, Manipur’s Nilmani English School squared off against Assam’s Simbargaon High School, where Manipur emerged 4-0 winners to book their place in the final.
Three goals in five minutes towards the end of the first half saw Manipur going into half-time with a three goal cushion, before adding a fourth near the hour mark.
The final match will be played on August 6 at the Ambedkar Stadium. BKFC will be relishing the opportunity to successfully defend the crown they won last year, but will be wary of the threat that the North Eastern side possess.