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Women’s Football League back after six-year hiatus

  • Published at 08:39 pm October 3rd, 2019
BFF

The women’s football league was held for the first time in 2011 when Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club emerged as the champion with a strong squad filled with national players

Despite notable success in the youth circuit of women’s football in recent years, the women’s football league has not rolled on the pitch in the last six years.

The country’s football governing body however, is finally adamant to hold the league at the end of November this year.

Following the invitations to different clubs, service teams and corporate houses, only Bashundhara Kings and Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra officially informed the Bangladesh Football Federation that they want to participate in the much awaited women’s league.

Abahani Limited, Saif Sporting Club and Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited also showed their interest.

“We will sit in a meeting with the clubs next week. So far only Bashundhara Kings and Sheikh Russel sent the confirmation letter. There is a chance to get Bangladesh Ansar and Team BJMC because they too form women’s football team, while Abahani, Mohammedan and Saif also showed their interest verbally. We can organize the league even if we get at least six teams but I hope the participants will be more,” said BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag Thursday.

The women’s football league was held for the first time in 2011 when Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club emerged as the champion with a strong squad filled with national players.

The last edition was held in 2013.