The JFA U-14 Women’s National Football Championship, financed by Japan Football Association (JFA) and co-sponsored by Walton, begins today at five different venues across the country, reports BSS.
Rajshahi’s Muktijoddha Smriti District Stadium, Gopalganj’s Sheikh Moni Stadium, Laxmipur District Stadium, Khulna’s Metropolitan Police Line Field and Nilfamari District Stadium will host the first round matches.Shaheed Barkat Ullah Stadium, the new addition of the existing Gazipur venues, will host Gazipur’s matches from Wednesday (April 25).
Some 35 districts, split into six venues, are participating in the preliminary knock-out round before six venue champions and the two best runners-up teams will qualify for the final round scheduled to begin on April 30 in Dhaka.
JFA will provide US $30,000 (Tk 24 lakh) for the championship while Walton will provide TK 7 lakh as co-sponsors. A total of 54 matches will be held in the championship.