The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Election'20, billed for October 3, turned into an exciting one as two former national footballers Badal Roy and Shafiqul Islam Manik challenged long serving Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin in the hot seat of BFF president.
Badal Roy, one of the four vice presidents of the BFF executive committee, threw a challenge to his president Kazi Salahuddin, as per previous declaration ignoring his present critical health condition.
52 years old former national defender Manik, who trained national football team, Sheikh Jamal DC, Dhaka Mohammedan SC, Muktijoddha SKC, Chattagram Abahani and Sheikh Russel KC, in the last moment's drama, collected nomination paper for the BFF supreme post on the last day of nomination distribution on Monday.
Country's soccer pundit were almost certain that Kazi Salahuddin is going to be elected BFF president for the 4th consecutive terms unopposed as his main contender Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin declined to compete in BFF Election '20 and his alternative candidate Badal Roy was also sick, but the total scenario has been changed on Monday.
Former national striker Sheikh Mohammad Aslam also challenged seating senior vice president and his district mate Abdus Salam Murshedy MP in the post.
On the last day of the three-day nomination distribution process on Monday, three nomination papers for the president post, two for the senior vice president, eight for vice president and 36 for executive members were sold out.
The BFF will go for polls on October 3 for one president, one senior vice president, four vice presidents and 15 EC members from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Sonargaon Hotel.
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For the post of vice president who collected nomination papers are: Mohiuddin Ahmed Mohi, Tabith Awal, Sheikh Mohammad Maruf Hasan, SM Abdullah Al Fuad , Kazi Nabil Ahmed MP, Amirul Islam Babu, Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan Manik and Imrul Hasan.
Thirty six organizers who purchased nomination for EC member post are: Abdul Wadud Pintu, Mohammad Sabbir Hosssin, Mohidur Rahman Miraj, Manjurul Ahsan, Imtiaz Sultan Jony, Hazi Mohammad Rafiq, ANM Aminul Haque Mamun, Arif Hosssin Moon, Advocate Saifui Islam, Syed Mustaq Ali Mukul, Ameer Khan, Hazi Tipu Sultan, Shahkawat Hosssin Bhuiyan, Fazlur Rahman Babul Hasnuzzaman Khan Bablu, Saifur Rahman Moni, Mizanur Rahman, Zakir Hossain Babul, Raihan Kabir, Harun ur Rashid, Shawkat Ali Khan Jahangir, Satyajit Das Rupu, Elias Hosssin, Bijon Barua, Amit Khan Shuvro, Iqbal Hossain, Mohiuddin Ahmed Salim , Md Zakir Hossain, Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, Asaduzzaman Mithu, Kamrul Hasan Hilton, Syed Riazul Karim, Imtiaz Hamid Sabuj, Nurul Islam Nuru, Shakil Mahmud Chowdury and Saifur Rahman Manik.
BFF president Kazi Salahuddin-led panel who collected nomination papers on the last day (Monday).
The office bearers and EC members of the Salahuddin-led 21-member proposed panel are:
President : Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin, Sr Vice President: Abdus Salam Murshedy MP,
Vice presidents: Kazi Nabil Ahmed MP, Amirul Islam Babu, Imrul Hasan and Ataur Rahman Manik.
Members: Harun ur Rashid, Shawkat Ali Khan Jahangir, Satyajit Das Rupu, Elias Hosssin, Bijon Barua, Amit Khan Shuvro, Iqbal Hossain, Mohiuddin Ahmed Salim , Md Zakir Hossain, Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, Asaduzzaman Mithu, Kamrul Hasan Hilton, Syed Riazul Karim, Imtiaz Hamid Sabuj and Nurul Islam Nuru.