Bangladesh captain Sabina Khatun, who emerged as the tournament's top scorer and the most valuable player, has dedicated the SAFF Women's Championship trophy to the people of the country.
She made the wish during an impromptu press conference at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport upon their arrival from Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon.
The airport was abuzz with inquisitive media personnel as well as football fans and people in general, who thronged there to welcome the players.
Sabina said: "We feel proud to see that people of the country love us so much. We are indebted to everyone for receiving us in such a grand manner."
"This trophy is for all the people of the country, be it 16 crore, 18 crore or 20 crore. We have done a good result. Now our target to do better in coming days," she said.
She also expressed her gratitude to Bangladesh Football Federation and the BFF boss.
The team later boarded an open-top bus which will parade through the streets of Dhaka before reaching the Bangladesh Football Federation House in Motijheel, where there will be a reception accorded to the team by the BFF president Kazi Salahuddin.