Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – Eight teams, including five foreign clubs will participate in the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football Tournament scheduled for October 19-30 at the MA Aziz Stadium in the port city of Chattogram.
The tournament organizing committee has finalized the eight teams for the ensuing meet on Thursday including three local clubs alongside five club teams from aboard.
The five foreign clubs are -- Mohun Bagan AC and Chennaiyin FC of India, Terengganu FC of Malaysia, TC Sports of the Maldives, Young Elephants FC of Laos and three local clubs are -- Bangladesh Premier League champions Bashundhara Kings, runners-up Dhaka Abahani Ltd and hosts Chattogram Abahani Ltd.
Convener of Tournament Committee and Vice-President of Chattogram Abahani Ltd Tarafdar M Ruhul Amin made the disclosure at a press-conference at Rupayan Center in Mohakhali area of the capital on Thursday.
“We have included the best Asian clubs in the tournament. Fans will enjoy quality football. We are preparing MA Aziz Stadium for the meet renovating the gallery, floodlights and others,” Tarafdar M Ruhul Amin said.
The ceremony draw of the tournament will be held at Le Meridien Hotel here on Friday (Oct 11) at 4 pm.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Hasan Russell MP will be chief guest on the occasion.
The Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup, a biennial soccer event, was held in Chattogram Twice in 2015 and 2017.
Chattogram Abahani Ltd organized the tournament on regular basis in memory of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Each team will get US$ 10,000 as participation money while the Champions team will be awarded US$ 50,000 and the runners-up US$ 30,000.
Chattogram Abahani Ltd emerged champions of the first edition of the tournament in 2015 beating East Bengal FC of India by 3-1 goals in the final while TC Sports Club of the Maldives emerged champions in the second edition in 2017 beating Pocheon Citizen FC of South Korea by 4-2 goals.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – Bangladesh U-15 women’s football team will play against Nepal U-15 women’s football team in their 2nd match of the 3rd edition of SAFF U−15 Women's Championship’2019 on Friday.
The match will kick-off at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu of Bhutan at 3 pm (BdST).
In the day’s another match, India will play against hosts Bhutan at the same venue at 6 pm.
In their remaining match of the four-nation meet, Bangladesh will face holders India on October 13 at 3 pm.
The top two teams of the four-team fray will play in the final on October 15 at 6 pm at the same venue.
Earlier on Wednesday, Bangladesh made a flying start beating hosts Bhutan by 2-0 goals in their first match while India crushed Nepal by 4-1 goals in the day’s opening match.
Bangladesh clinched SAFF U−15 Women's Championship title in 2017 beating India by 1-0 goal in the final at Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur here on December 24.
Bangladesh team: Rupna Chakma, Yesmin Akhter, Unnoti Khan, Shamsunnahar (Captain), Nasrin Akhter, Shohagi Kisku, Rozina Akhter, Kohati Kisku, Shaheda Akhter Ripa, Rehena Akhter, Nowsin Jahan, Abeda Akhter, Afedia Khandokar, Mahfuza Khantun, Mehenur Akhter, Nusrat Jahan Bristi, Eti Khatun, Joynab Bibi Rita, Sumi Khatun, Surman Jannat, Purnima Rani Mondal, Rumiu Akhter and Swapna Rani.
Dhaka, Oct 9 (UNB) - Bangladesh U-19 Men’s Football team will fly for Doha Thursday morning (at 11 am) to play Tri-nation International Friendly Football involving hosts Qatar U-19 team and Kuwait U-19 Football team scheduled for October 12-16 in Qatar.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) announced 28-member Qatar-bound squad including 23 booters and five officials.
Bangladesh team will return home on October 17.
Bangladesh U-19 Football team: Md Mohiuddin, Mitul Marma, Shanto Kumer Ray, Sree Uttam Chandra Roy, Sadekujaman Fahim, Md Emon Khan, Kazi Rahad Mia, Md Rakibul Islam, Md Tanvir Hossain, Md Nazmul Hossain Akondo, Md Ridoy, Md Fahim Morshed, Md Emon Ali, Md Sagor Hossain, Dipok Roy, Md Jamir Uddin, Md Foysal Ahmed Fahim, Md Umon Faruq Mithu, Md Samrat Ahmed, Naiyem Hossain, Md Nihat Jaman Ucchash, Md Maraz Hossain and Amir Hakim Bappy.
Officials: Md Amer Khan (Team Manager), Andrew Peter Turner (Head Coach), Md Rased Ahmed (Assistant Coach), Qazi Altaful Haq (Assistant Coach) and Md Mohsin Kabir (Physio).
Dhaka, Oct 9 (UNB) – Gono Bishwabidyalay (University) and Bangladesh University of Textitles moved into the semifinal of the United Group Faraaz Inter-University Gold Cup Football Tournament eliminating their rivals in the qurterfinals at Kamalpur Stadium here on Wednesday.
In the day’s first quarterfinal, Gono (Bishwabidyalay) University eliminated holders Fareast International University beating them by 2-0 goals, both scored by Sajib Rajbonshi in the 3rd and 34th minutes of the match.
In the day’s other quarterfinal, Bangladesh University of Textitles beat Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University by a solitray goal scored by Nafis Ahmed in the very 3rd minute of the match.
Dhaka, Oct 9 (UNB) – Bangladesh U-15 women’s Football team made a good start of the four-nation SAFF U−15 Women's Championship’2019 beating hosts Bhutan U-15 Women’s side by 2-0 goals in their first match at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu on Wednesday.
Forwards Shaheda Akhter Ripa and Rozina Akhter netted one goal each for Bangladesh
Shaheda Akhter Ripa opened account for Bangladesh in the 22nd minute by a long-range right-footer outside from the box, off a pass of defender Rehena Akhter (1-0).
Bangladesh continued their pressure on Bhutanese defense and scored their 2nd success in the 31st minute as Rozina Akhter found the net by her low-range left-footed shot from danger zone (2-0).
Despite producing some good chances, both teams remained goalless in the 2nd half.
Earlier, in the day’s opening match, India crushed Nepal by 4-1 goals at the same venue.
Lynda KomSerto netted two goals, Sumati Kumari and Priyanka Sujeesh Pottekkat scored one goal each for India while Man Maya Damai scored the consolation goal for Nepal.
Bangladesh, the champions of inaugural meet in 2017, will play Nepal on Friday (Oct 11) at 3 pm and face holders India on Sunday (Oct 13) at 3 pm local time in their remaining league matches.
The top two teams of the four–team fray will play in the final on October 15 at 6 pm at the same venue.
Bangladesh: Rupna Chakma, Nasrin Akhter, Unnoti Khan, Rehena Akhter (Joynob Bibi Rita-72nd), Afedia Khandokar, Surma Jannat, Shamsunnahar, Shohagi Kisku, Rozina Akhter, Shaheda Akhter Ripa (Sapna Rani-84th), Nowson Jahan (Mahfuza Khatun-60th).
Bhutan: NorbuZangmo, Sunita Subba, Tshering Choden (Yoezer Lhamo-35th), Tashi Wangmo, Tshering Yangchen, Choney Wangmo, Jimee Zangmo, DekiLhazom, Pema Kuenzang Choki, Sangay Wangmo, Tshering Yangden (Yesi Choden-78th).