The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman National Gold Cup Football tournament (U-17) will begin on Saturday (September 1) at Sheikh Russel Mini Stadium under Barhatra upazila in Netrokona.
The tournament, named after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman National Gold Cup Football tournament (U-17), will be arranged across the country each year which will be held in knock out basis at upazila, district and divisional phases. Finally it will be held in Dhaka where players from educational institutions, clubs and football academies will take part.
To successfully host the tournament, a guideline and committee has been formed in upazila, district and divisional phases. Executive officer for upazila, Deputy Commissioner for District and divisional commissioner for division will do their respective duty as committee’s president. In the upazila phase, each participating players will have conveyance and honorarium.
Besides, the champions and runners-up team of upazila, district, division and national phases will get trophy and financial reward while the highest scorer and best player will get prizes.
Of the total tournament is Taka 15,00,00,000, Taka 10,9446200 for upazila, Taka 2,47, 61900 for district, Taka 33,89,800 for divisional phase and Taka 1,24, 02,100 for national phase will be spend in order to run the tournament.
It’s a historical initiative by the Youth and Sports Ministry to arrange such kind of tournament in the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Some 1,25,000 players from 5,500 schools across the country will take part in the tournament.
A total of 40 players will be selected through this tournament and they will be given special training at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Prothistan (BKSP) later stage.
In this regards, a press conference was held on Wednesday at conference room of National Sports Council to provide all the details of the tournament. The logo of the tournament was also unveiled after the press conference.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr Biren Sikder, Deputy Minister Arif Khan Joy, Parliamentary Standing committee’s chairman on Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel and Youth and Sports Secretary Mohammad Abdullah were present on the occasion.