A 30-member Bangladesh Under-19 Men’s Football team will leave Dhaka for Bahrain today morning at 9:50am to play in the qualification round of the AFC U-19 Championship’2020 beginning on Wednesday (November 6).
Bangladesh, who put in Group E along with Jordan, Bhutan and hosts Bahrain, will play host Bahrain on November 6, Jordan on November 8 and Bhutan on November 10, all at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Manama.Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) announced a 30-member final squad — 22 booters and eight officials — at a press conference at BFF house in Motijheel on Sunday.
Team Leader and BFF member Md Shawkat Ali Khan Jahangir, BFF General Secretary Md Abu Nayeem, Team Manager Md Amer Khan, Head Coach Andrew Peter Turner and Vice-Captain Md Fahim Morshed addressed the press conference. Bangladesh finished runners-up in the five-team SAFF U-18 Championship 2019 conceding a 1-2 goals defeat against India in the nerve shattering final in September in Nepal.
After their SAFF Championship, Bangladesh played in a Tri-nation International Friendly Football in Qatar involving hosts Qatar U-19 team and Kuwait U-19 team in October and lost both the matches.
After playing the qualifying round in Bahrain, defender Yeasin Arafat will fly for Al Seeb city of Oman to join Bangladesh national football team on November 11 to play FIFA, AFC joint qualifiers while the rest of team will return home.