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12:00 AM, May 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:55 PM, May 21, 2019

Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu

BFF wants to host marquee teams

To celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has started communicating with the world’s top football nations like Germany, Italy and France as well as clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich with the aim of holding a friendly match either between the nations or the clubs in Dhaka next year.

Even though the BFF submitted its proposal to the sports and international subcommittee of national committee for national-wide celebration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu on Monday to host three international tournaments named after Bangabandhu, the game’s local governing body already started communicating with football associations and agents three weeks ago.   

“We have started communicating with teams like Portugal, England, France, Germany and Italy and their agents informing them that we want to hold an international football match to celebrate the birth centenary of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” said BFF’s general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag.

“We are also communicating with top clubs like Liverpool, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and PSG,” Shohag said. “We have communicated with a couple of national football associations but they asked us to communicate with their agents because their schedules are almost fixed.”

“I think we are a bit late in communicating with the teams. It could have been better had we started the process in December last year because schedules of most of the teams is already booked. We are trying to hold a match either between nations or between clubs. The match may be held or may not be held. Things will only take a shape within one month,” concluded Shohag.

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