Bangladesh, Sept. 24 -- Sabina, who led the team in snatching its maiden win in the seven-nation SAFF Women's Championship, was reminiscing the early days of her career today at a reception arranged by Satkhira district administration.

Sabina and her mother Momtaz Begum were honoured at the programme with crests and a Tk 1 lakh reward for bringing glory to the nation and the district.

An elated Sabina said, "I had no Idea people love women's football so much in Bangladesh."

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Sabina mentioned her struggles as a woman footballer over the last 12 years. "The path was not easy but women have earned their position today through hard work," she said.