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Bangabandhu, Bangamata Gold Cup begins Sunday

  • Published at 07:32 pm August 31st, 2019
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The tournaments are organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports while the Bangladesh Football Federation will provide technical and logistic support BFF

The preliminary round of the second edition of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup (U-17 boys) will feature a total of 1,13,050 young booters from 4,828 teams in upazila level while the inaugural Bangamata Gold Cup (U-17 girls) will start from the district level featuring 481 district teams

The logo and trophy unveiling of the Bangabandhu and Bangamata National Gold Cup Football Tournament (U-17 boys and girls) were held through a colorful ceremony at the National Sports Council auditorium in Dhaka Saturday, a day before the nation-wide event gets underway at Tangail District Stadium Sunday.

The preliminary round of the second edition of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup (U-17 boys) will feature a total of 1,13,050 young booters from 4,828 teams in upazila level while the inaugural Bangamata Gold Cup (U-17 girls) will start from the district level featuring 481 district teams.

The tournaments are organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports while the Bangladesh Football Federation will provide technical and logistic support.      

Zahid Ahsan Russel, State Minister for Youth and Sports, who will inaugurate the tournaments as the chief guest, said in the logo unveiling ceremony, "This tournament is a platform for those who played the Bangabandhu and Bangamata Primary School Football Tournament to continue playing in the high school level. We selected top 42 players from more than one lakh booters last year and sent four of them to Brazil for training. We will pick the best players from this event and provide them long-term training to help them to become future national-level players."

BFF and South Asian Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin expressed his gratitude to the ministry for arranging the event. 

"It’s a great initiative. BFF is proud to provide technical and logistic support. If this tournament continues the character of the young boys and girls will change in positive manner. Our local and foreign coaches will scout the players and try to pick the best talents from the event."

Secretary of Youth and Sports Ministry Mohammad Jafar Uddin informed that the government has allocated a budget of Tk29 crore to organize two tournaments, including the upcoming Inter-College Football Tournament.