The second edition of Bashundhara Kings BFSF U-14 Academy Cup, sponsored by Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champions Bashundhara Kings and organised by Bangladesh Football Supporters Forum (BFSF), will start at the outer ground of Bangabandhu National Stadium in Paltan Maidan on December 3.
This year, a total of 12 teams, split into four groups, will take part in the league basis 9-day meet. Each team will register eligible 20 players. Top team from each group will play semis on Dec 9 while the final will be held on Dec10, all at the same venue. The champions will be awarded Tk 1,00,000 and the runners-up Tk 50,000. Each team will get Tk 5,000 as the participating money.On the opening day matches, Nawabganj football academy to take on Pirganj football academy at 1:30pm while Jalali football academy to play Horian football academy at 3:30pm.
This year, some 17 academies initially registered their names for taking part in the competition this year. Later, the tournament committee selected 12 teams through a lottery. The champions and runners-up teams didn't register as they failed to form their respective teams with the appropriate limited-age players.
BFSF president Kazi Shahidul Alam disclosed the details in a press conference at the meeting room of Dhaka Metropolitan Football League Committee (DMFLC) office in BNS on Saturday. Tournament committee chairman and representative of Bashundhara Kings Iftekhar Rahman Khan, tournament committee member secretary and BFSF general secretary Shahdat Hossain Zubayer, BFSF members, captains of 12 participating teams and coaches were also present there.