IOM organises friendly football match in Teknaf

Staff Correspondent

22 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Marking the World Refugee Day, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Thursday arranged a friendly football match with the participation of locals and Rohingya people at Leda in Teknaf.

The two teams of the friendly match Alikhali Blue Team and Alikhali Orange Team were formed considering the balance mixture of locals and Rohingyas, said an IOM press release.

Cox’s Bazar Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission Assistant Camp in-charge of Leda and Alikhali Rohingya Camp Mohammad Shahajahan was present as the chief guest.

Among others, acting chairman of Leda Rohingya camp Mohammad Alam Khan, chairman of Alikhali Rohingya camp Rahim Ullah and high officials of IOM were present at the event.

The match time ended in draw. Alikhali Orange Team had beaten the Alikhali Blue Team by 3-2 goals of the tie-breaker in the friendly football match.

Later, IOM officials handed over match trophy and crest to the players of both teams.