Holder Bashundhara and Rahmatganj, the two finalists of the previous addition, were placed in Group C
Abahani Limited and Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited have been placed in the same group of the Federation Cup 2020 as the tournament draw was held at Bangladesh Football Federation House Sunday.
The two traditional arch-rivals, who will be favorites to move through to the quarter-finals, got Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra in Group D.
Holder Bashundhara Kings and Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society, the two finalists of the previous addition, were placed in Group C alongside Chittagong Abahani Limited.
Former champion Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra were pitted alongside Police Football Club in Group A, while Group B comprises Saif Sporting Club, Brothers Union, Arambagh Krira Sangha and Uttar Baridhara.
The competition, sponsored by Walton Group, will kick off on December 22 with the participation of 13 teams.
The top two finishers from each group will progress to the last eight.
The final is scheduled for January 9.
It will be the first men’s professional football tournament in the country since the Covid-19 pandemic abandoned the Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 season in March.