Six times champions Dhaka Abahani Limited dropped point in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football after playing 1-1 draw with lowly Brothers Union Club in their 2nd match at Bangbabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.
After the day’s last 2nd round match, Saif Sporting Club dominated the league table securing full six points, defending champions Bashundhara Kings and league runners up Dhaka Abahani Ltd followed the leader neck and neck collecting four points from two matches.
Following the footprint of holders Bashundhara Kings, who dropped point against newcomers Police FC in the 2nd match, league runners-up Abahani also settled for a draw against low budget Brothers Union Club.
In the day’s match, Haitian forward Belfort put Dhaka Abahani ahead in the 37th minute by a cool push from close (1-0) when Abahani’s Nigerian forward Sunday and Brothers defender failed to receive a square pass from right side.
The gopibagh outfit Brothers Union Club equalized the margin in the 76th minute as their uzbek booter Otabek find the net (1-1).
The final round of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib National Under-17 Gold Cup Football is set to kick off here on Monday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will grace the final match on next Saturday (February 29) as the chief guest at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
Eight divisional teams of Rangpur, Chattogram, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Khulna, Dhaka, Barisal and Rajshahi will play in the final round of both the Bangabandhu and Bangamata Gold Cup Football on knock out basis.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP disclosed it at a press conference at National Sports Council (NSC) premises on Saturday.
The boys’ matches will be held at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamlapur while the girls will be play at Physical Education College in Mohammadpur. Both the final matches will be played at Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Apart from the trains and medals, the trophy and medals. The champion teams of both boys and girls groups will get Tk 2 lac each as prize money while the runners-up teams will get Tk 1 (one) lac each
The first phase of the competition began on September 1 in Tangail. According to Sports Directorate , some 1(one) lac boys and 12,000 girls participated in the competition. Girls competition started from districts level while boys compete from Upazila level.
Last year, four talented boys got opportunity to train in the Brazil.
“This year it may increase, “this year we are trying to send a team as well as few girls. Last year we sent them to Brazil, and this year we are thinking to send them to Argentina or any European countries alongside Brazil,” elaborated the Sports Minister.
Sports minister also shared many issues with the reporters at the press meet.
Some Federations have taken program to celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu and many Federations are little bit worried on budget.
Shooting is one of the prolific disciplines in Bangladesh although recently it is passing very tough moment. “In the last SA games shooting didn’t bring any gold, it hurt me. I informed through media that they have some problem (basically clash between president and general secretary). We are closely monitoring the issue” the minister added.
National star-studded Bashundhara Kings earned a massive 12-0 goals victory over less-known Begum Anwara Sporting Club in the opening match of the Tricotex Women’s Football League that began on Saturday at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur here.
Former national captain Krishna Rani Sarkar struck four goals, famed national forward Sabina Khatun netted three, Mishrat Jahan Moushumi scored two while Sheuli Azim, Nargis Khatun and Maria Manda scored one goal each for the winners.
Cumilla United will play Jamalpur Kacharipara Akadas on Sunday (Fsebruary 23) at 12 noon at the same venue
China will play two World Cup qualifying games next month in neutral Thailand because of the virus outbreak in the country, FIFA said Friday.
China was to host the Maldives on March 26 and travel to face Guam, a U.S. territory, five days later.
Both games will now be played at Buriram, Thailand, FIFA said in a statement citing "the current situation in connection with the coronavirus and following consultation with the relevant member associations."
Spectators will likely be barred from entering the stadium.
China is currently second behind Syria in a five-team qualifying group. The top two teams enter a final group stage to advance to the 2022 tournament in Qatar.
China is scheduled to host the Philippines and Syria in June, but many sports matches and competitions have been canceled, postponed or moved from China since the virus emerged in Wuhan late last year.
The Tricotex seven-team Women’s Football League, organised by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), will begin Saturday at Bir Shrestho Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur.
Participating teams are – Bashundhara Kings, Begum Anwara Sporting Club, FC Uttar Bongo, Kacharipara Ekadas, Cumilla United, Nasrin Sports Academy and Spartan MK Gallactico Sylhet FC.
BFF signed an agreement with Tricotex Private Limited as the title sponsor and Cholo Kheli Trust as strategic partner at the BFF House on Friday afternoon to support and sponsor the Women’s Football League for the next three years.
FIFA Council Member and Chairperson of BFF women’s wing Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, BFF General Secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag, Chairman of the meet’s sponsor Sher-e-Bangla National Foundation AK Fayazul Haque, Chairman of Cholo Kheli Trust Ashique Rahman and General Secretary of Cholo Kheli Trust Majedul Islam were present on the occasion.
All teams will receive participation money of Tk 2 lakh each. The champions team will get Tk 2 lakh while the runners-up team will receive Tk 1 lakh as prize money.
To patronise women empowerment, Cholo Kheli Trust, a non-profit organisation working for sports in Bangladesh as strategic partner, signed an agreement with BFF to arrange sponsors on behalf of BFF and promote Women Football across the country.
Consequently, Cholo Kheli brought Tricontex as title sponsor for Women’s Football League. Tricotex shared their plan to patronise Women’s Football League 2019-20 as Title Sponsor at Motijheel BFF House. This sponsorship will add value to recent success of women football in Bangladesh and inspire the next generation of female footballers.
This tournament will enable BFF to bring grassroots women footballers in the mainstream clubs for those who are interested to take football professionally and help them become self-reliant.
“Cholo Kheli Trust brought Tricotex Pvt Ltd to support the tournament considering their responsibility towards society and to encourage women to take up sports as profession in Bangladesh, especially in the field of football,” said AK Fayazul Haque, chairman of Sher-e-Bangla National Foundation.