Dhaka, Sept 16 (UNB) – League champions Bashundhara Kings earned comfortable 3-0 goals victory over Dhaka Mohammedan SC in the Walton Under-18 Football Tournament at the floodlight Bangabandhu National Stadium Monday evening.
After a goalless first half, Sabbir, Rahan and Shuvo scored one each for the kings in the 51st, 63rd and 70th minute respectively
In the day’s other match, Arambagh KS also managed a 3-0 goals victory over Rahmatganj MFS at the same venue Monday afternoon.
After a barren first half, Akash put Arambagh KS ahead in the 55th minute from a penalty while Rahul added two more goals in the 72nd and 83rd minutes
In the next match on Tuesday, Chattogram Abahani Limited will play Brothers Union Club at 4 pm at the same venue
Twelve teams of Bangladesh Premier Division League (BPL) clubs – split into four groups – are taking part in the tournament.
Dhaka, Sep 16 (UNB) - Bangladesh will host the 13th edition of South Asia Football Federations (SAFF) Championship 2020, a biennial men’s football competition of South Asia in September next year.
The decision was taken at a SAFF Congress held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Monday, chaired by its President Kazi Md Salahuddin.
SAFF Vice Presidents Khadem Ali Shah (Pakistan), Mani Kanwar (Nepal), General Secretary Anwarul Huq (Bangladesh), members Md Abu Nayeem Shohag (Bangladesh), Wugen Woyanchuk (Bhutan), Kushal Das (India), Ali Omar (Maldives), IndramanTuladhar (Nepal), Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi (Pakistan), M Ramiz Mahidin (Sri Lanka) and BFF Women's Wing Chairperson Mahfuza Akhter Kiron were also present at the congress.
The congress decided to hold SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship 2020 in August, SAFF U-15 Championship 2020 in October and SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship 2020 in September-October.
Later, the Congress approved SAFF budgets for the 2020 events.
Bangladesh is going to host the SAFF Championship for the 4th times after 2003, 2009 and 2018.
Earlier, Pakistan was due to hosts the SAFF Championship 2020.
Dhaka, Sept 16 (UNB)- Bangladesh Archery team accorded warm reception soon after their arrival at the Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport in Dhaka Monday noon after performing a brilliant show in the just concluded Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament (Stage-3) in the Clark City of the Philippines.
Bangladeshi celebrated archer Mohammad Ruman Shana clinched gold medal in the recurve men’s singles of the Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament (Stage-3) beating Shi Zhenqi of China by 7-3 set points last Friday.
Besides, Bangladesh recurve men’s archery team comprising of Shana, Tamimul Islam and Hakim Ahmed Rubel clinched silver medal and Bangladesh recurve mixed team comprising Ruman Shana and Beauty Roy bagged bronze medal from the just concluded meet.
On their arrival, State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell PM greeted them at the airport with bouquet. Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympics Association (BOA) Syed Shahed Reza, President of Bangladesh Archery Federation Lt Gen M Moinul Islam (Retd) and general secretary Kazi Rajibuddin Ahmed Chapal and Deputy Managing Director of tour sponsor Modhumoti Bank Limited Kazi Ahsan Khalil were also present on the occasion.
This was the 3rd individual international gold medal for meritorious archer Ruman Shana, who earlier bagged two more gold medals in the International Archery Tournament in Bishkek in 2017 and in the 1st Asian Archery Grand Pix in Thailand in 2014.
Ruman Shana is the first Bangladeshi archer qualified for the Tokyo Olympics’2020 directly by winning the first-ever bronze medal in the World Archery Championships’2019 held in the Netherlands this year.
The 24-year-old archer from Khulna also bagged three individual gold medals in national levels in the 8th Bangladesh Games in 2013, in the 8th Archery Championship 2016 and in the 9th National Archery Championship in 2017.
Dhaka, Sept 16 (UNB) – Bangladesh Under-16 Football team left Dhaka for Qatar on Monday evening to participate in the Group E matches of the AFC U-16 Championship’2020 Qualifiers beginning on Wednesday at Aspire Dome Indoor Stadium in Doha keeping their birds eyes on 2nd round.
A 31-member Bangladesh team consists of 23 booters and eight officials. Earlier, Bangladesh put in Group E of the AFC Junior meet along with Yemen, Qatar and Bhutan.
The Bangladesh team will play hosts Qatar on Wednesday (Sept 18), Bhutan on Friday (Sept 20) and Yemen on Sunday (Sept 22), all at the Aspire Dome in Doha.
Addressing a pre-tour press conference here on Sunday, Head Coach of Bangladesh Robert Martin Ryles said, “Our team is well-prepared. They played some preparatory matches here. Now we’re looking for the challenge of the AFC U-16 Champs. It’ll be a good test to judge our players.”
“They are in optimum level and the competition is tough. “Anything is possible. It’ll be good to win to qualifying for the 2nd round,” he added.
Bangladesh squad (Players): Md Mehedi Hasan, Rafsun Jamy Mim, Mehdi Hasan Srabon, Al Mirad, Apurbo Mali, Jony Sikder, Mohammad Azizul Hoque Ananto, Md Pias Ahmmed Nova, Md Emon Islam Babu, Sirajul Islam Rana, Sajed Hasan Jummon Nijum, Sayed Nayeem Ahmed, Kazirul Islam Hridoy, Md Rajib Hossain, Hafizur Rahman Tushar, Md Rabiul Alam, Md Ali Shakib, Saiful Islam Sumon, Asadul Molla, Siful Islam Saeed, Tauhidul Islam Sifat, Sabbir Ahamed Moni and Moniul Islam Moni.
Milan, Sep 16 (AP/UNB) — AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie was reportedly subjected to racist chants over the weekend, and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was insulted by an Italian TV commentator.
Hellas Verona supporters aimed offensive chants at Kessie during the first half of a 1-0 loss to Milan on Sunday night, the Gazzetta dello Sport reported.
The Italian sports newspaper adds that the chants continued during halftime.
Verona tweeted Monday that the chants may have been misunderstood amid the loud cheers of its supporters, adding that there were "inevitable whistles for refereeing decisions that still today leave us very perplexed."
Verona's Mariusz Stepinski was shown a straight red card in the first half.
Verona concluded its tweet with the hashtag "respect."
Kessie, an Ivory Coast international who is black, was also subjected to racist chants by Inter Milan and Lazio fans last season.
Also Sunday, a commentator on Italian TV, Luciano Passirani, was immediately suspended for a racist comment directed at Lukaku.
Speaking on the "Qui Studio a Voi Stadio" show, Passirani started off by saying, "I don't see any other player in Italy now like Lukaku. ... I really like him," before adding, "the only way to stop him is to say, 'Here are 10 bananas that you can eat.'"
Lukaku, who is also black, was targeted with monkey chants by Cagliari fans this month. The league judge has not decided yet whether Cagliari should be punished.