The dream of watching football superstars like Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and John Obi Mikel is close to becoming a reality for the millions of football fans in Bangladesh.
Argentina and Nigeria, two of the powerhouses of international football, are expected to play an exhibition match in Bangladesh in September this year.
The two teams are slated for a visit to neighbouring Kolkata, and according to a reliable source at the Bangladesh Football Federation, will make a whistle stop tour to Bangladesh.
On condition of anonymity, the source, who is a member of the federation stated that talks with the respective federations are at an advanced stage.
He added that everything might be finalised by the 24th of this month.
It would represent a major coup for Bangladesh if they were able to attract the Argentina team to the country, since the Albiceleste’s are one of the most widely supported teams in the country.
The match scheduled for September 6, is being organized with the help of Celebrity Management Group, an event management company which have previously negotiated the appearances of stars like Diego Maradona, Franz Beckenbauer and Roger Milla in India.
On all of those times, the BFF have failed to negotiate terms to bring any of them here but this time it looks like this might be a realistic possibility.
Argentina will face Venezuela at a friendly at the Salt Lake City Stadium on September 2.
Courtesy of The Daily Star