BFF AGM held

Sports Correspondent

17 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Football Federation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held amid a festive environment at a resort in Gazipur on Saturday.

It was held for the first time after the present committee led by BFF President Kazi Salahuddin was elected for the third time in 2016.

The meeting commenced at 11:00am and went on till 02:00pm. Nearly ninety percent of the councilors were present in the meeting.

AGM went smoothly despite widespread speculations of trouble. Astonishingly the man who filed charges of financial wrongdoings against the current BFF Executive Committee, BFF Vice-president Mohiuddin Mahi was not present in the meeting.  BFF Vice-president Badol Roy alleged that he was not allowed to speak in the meeting by AGM conductors.  Apart from these two events, the AGM went quite smoothly.

“I wanted to speak in the meeting but was not given access to the dais,” said Badol Roy.

The country’s football governing body called an emergency executive committee meeting at BFF House in Dhaka Thursday regarding their preparation of the AGM.

The audit reports of the last three years were placed in the AGM for approval while BFF proposed to include councillorships from 12 clubs of Second and Third Division clubs.

Newly formed Bangladesh Football Club Association and Bangladesh District and Divisional Football Association, known as rivals of Salahuddin, are however raised questions on some issues.

The new committee of BFCA was formed at a city hotel on Thursday where Police FC manager and Additional IGP Sheikh Mohammad Maruf Hasan was named the new general secretary while BFF vice-presidents Badal Roy and Mohiuddin Ahmed Mohi were named senior vice-presidents.

Earlier, BFF decided to hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the organization. During an executive committee meeting at BFF House in the capital on August 25, BFF also announced that Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football Tournament 2019 will commence on October 22 and go on till November 2 which was later deferred to next year.

Following years of face-off between vested interests in the sports’ apex body, finally BFF announced the date of the much awaited AGM.

It seems the battle between the two bickering groups — BFCA and Executive committee of BFF — will inflame the next BFF elections, due to be held next April.