The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is set to bring 36 female footballers under a salary structure starting this month after the game's governing body yesterday sat with the footballers' parents to reach an agreement at the BFF House.
51 footballers from the U-15 to U-18 category and one senior player have been undergoing long-term training under the BFF's supervision and 36 are expected to put pen to paper on one-year contracts until December 2019. Dhaka Bank Ltd last year signed an agreement with the BFF to sponsor all the women's national teams.
"Today [Friday] we discussed the matter with the girls' parents. We are going to bring 36 players under a salary structure for one year. We will provide details about the salary range once we finalise the agreement with the players," said BFF women's committee chairman Mahfuza Akter Kiron.
She informed that the players would be paid in three categories on the basis of their performance and that wages may be revised based on a player's performance during renewal.
"We made the parents understand that not all players will get equal salary as they are being given contracts based on performance," said Kiran.
BFF president Kazi Salahuddin thanked the parents for providing support to their daughters as well as the game's governing body and sought the continuation of such support in the future.