BFF mulls resuming women’s league
12:00 AM, May 31, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:36 AM, May 31, 2019

BFF mulls resuming women’s league

The clubs, organisations or corporate houses willing to take part in Women’s Football League will have to obtain club licensing as the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) mulls resuming the women’s league in October-November, some six-and-half years after the second women’s league was held in March 2013.

Resuming the women’s football league has become an increasing demand from different clubs, organisations and corporate houses following the international successes of the age-group girls’ teams but the game’s governing body has overlooked the matter citing a lack of interest from clubs and sponsors.

“We have been saying for a long time that we would resume the women’s football league which had started under the leadership of BFF president Kazi Salahuddin. We had before held two women’s leagues [2011 and 2013] and a corporate league [2012] at a time when there was no shape of women’s football and there was also a shortage of sponsors as well as a lack of interest from participating teams.

“We think women’s football is on the right trac and we will invite clubs, DFAs and corporate houses to take part in the women’s football league to be started in late October or in the first week of November this year,” BFF women’s wing chairman and FIFA council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron said at a press conference yesterday.

“The participating teams have to obtain the BFF prescribed club licensing, because we want to hold the league regularly. We will select 6 to 8 teams finally after examining everything,” said Kiron, adding that girls aged above 15 would eligible to play in the league while national players of different age-group would could take on certain conditions.

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