Dhaka, Dec 22 (UNB) – The final of the countrywide Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman National Under-17 Gold Cup Football Tournament between Rajshahi Division and Rangpur Division will be held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Sunday.
The match will kick off at 2:30 pm.
President Abdul Hamid will grace the final and distribute the trophies and medals as the chief guest.
The first-ever national U-17 football tournament was inaugurated on September 1 last at Sheikh Russell Mini Stadium in Barhatta upazila of Netrakona district to hunt talented footballers from the grassroots level across the country.
Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy disclosed this at a press conference at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday.
Some 125,000 footballers from 5,500 teams took part in the tournament at four levels -- upazila, district, divisional and national -- under the initiative of Youth and Sports Ministry.
Forty-three talented booters from the tournament were picked up for a long-term training at BKSP and later four top footballers will be sent to Brazil for higher training.