Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) President Kazi Salahuddin introduced a brand new football tournament named U19 Bangamata Gold Cup Football Tournament scheduled to be held on April. He announced the arrangement of this tournament at BFF house in the capital on Tuesday.
According to his announcement the Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Tournament will continue to be held every year with the addition of this new women’s international tournament.
“The last year went really well for us. We hope for a similarly good year in 2019 as well. The Bangabandhu Gold Cup is scheduled to be held in October of this year. Moreover, we want to inaugurate the Bangamata Gold Cup on April of this year comprising of 6 teams.
“The Men’s tournaments will also be held accordingly. Besides this, by making use of the FIFA windows, we will also participate in international friendly matches as well,” said Kazi Salahuddin.
BFF President Kazi Salahuddin also mentioned the commencement of the Professional League tournaments in his announcements.
“The Professional League will start on the second week of the New Year and gradually first, second and third division leagues will also take place. This is arranged so that the players of one league can participate to play in other leagues as well.
“The second division league will start early, however, it was scheduled to start sooner but the clubs wanted to set the dates after the elections. Funds have been disbursed to them and the sponsors have been set. More funds will be allocated this year,” concluded Kazi Salahuddin.