Friday, December 8, 2023

Football Fed’s false promises bring shame

Sports Desk : Football organizers and former national team players say the Bangladesh Football Federation has lost respect due to repeated false promises to bring world football stars and huge teams to the country. After the BFF canceled a press conference to tell the media on the reigning World champion Argentine national football team’s ... Read more

Arambagh relegated to first division for fixing

Bangladesh Football Federation has relegated Arambagh Krira Sangha to the first-division for two years on Sunday for their involvement in match-fixing in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. Earlier, Arambagh were set to be relegated from the BPL after finishing 12th out of 13 teams in the running edition and were supposed to play in the

Ex Barca player may join BFF Academy

The Bangladesh Football Federation is likely to appoint former Barcelona right-back Gonzalo Sanchez Moreno for its national youth academy coach in Sylhet as the BFF president Kazi Salahuddin will meet with the Spaniard at the BFF House today. The Catalan represented Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League in 1994 alongside Brazilian star Romario and

Academy team pulled out from 2nd-tier league

Bangladesh Football Federation backtracked from its decision to allow the National Football Academy to play in the second-tier Bangladesh Championship League bowing down to the pressure from other clubs. The BFF in its executive committee meeting on August 22 had decided that the Sylhet-based academy to include in the championship league, but its professional league ... Read more

‘Injured’ Hemanta in hot water

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Friday issued a show cause notice to national team’s injured midfielder Hemanta Vincent Biswas for playing an unauthorised match in Dinajpur without prior permission from national team management. Hemanta led Dinjpur Sadar team in a local tournament on September 16 while nursing a hamstring injury that

Salauddin motivates U-16 boys

Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin delivered an inspirational speech on Monday to the Under-16 national football team ahead of their AFC Under-16 Championship qualifiers that starts from Wednesday in Dhaka. The SAFF Under-16 Championship winners Bangladesh will compete with Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates respectively

Kruif baffled over contract issues

Bangladesh national football team coach Lodewijk de Kruif expressed his mixed feelings over his assignment-based deal with the Bangladesh Football Federation. The two-year long contract between the Dutch coach and BFF expired in June 30 last year, but BFF continued their tie with the coach on assignment basis.

BFF ready to give BPL rights to Soccer Int’l UK for £1m

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Saturday decided to demand one million pound from Soccer International, a UK-based event management company, to award them the rights for next season’s Bangladesh Premier League. BFF executive committee took the decision to send a letter of intent to the company at a meeting on Saturday, who recently wished to hold

BFF to shield U-16 players from greed

Bangladesh football Federation has promised to save the young boys of National Under-16 football team, who achieved a phenomenal success by becoming the unbeaten champions in the SAFF Championship, from the pitfall of greed and glitter of short-time glory. The BFF is planning to give the teen-aged boys, who displayed wonderful brand of football throughout the ... Read more

BFF halts naturalisation of African trio

Bangladesh Football Federation on Tuesday backed off from their previous decision of naturalising three African footballers after facing a huge criticism from the footballing fraternity. BFF earlier decided to give Bangladeshi citizenship to African trio — Guinean forward Ismail Bangoura, Nigerian forward Kingsley Chigozi and Ghanaian defender Samad Yussif — in

National football team looks to become ‘int’l’

While the Bangladesh Football Federation is trying to naturalise the foreign players in a bid to strengthen the national football team, the expatriate Bangladesh players are showing their interests to be part of the Bangladesh national team at different levels. The BFF has yet to place the applications for the citizenship of African trio — ... Read more

De Kruif welcomes Africans

National team head coach Lodewijk de Kruif on Thursday welcomed the initiative of the Bangladesh Football Federation to help three African players get Bangladeshi citizenship. The BFF initiated the move of helping three Africans — Guinean Ismail Bangoura, Ghanaian Samad Yussif and Nigerian Nkwocha Kingsley Chigozi — getting the citizenship at the insistence of Kruif, who

AFC asks Bangladesh to host U-19 matches

The Asian Football Confederation on Wednesday requested Bangladesh Football Federation to host the Group A AFC Under-19 Championship qualifying round matches after Sri Lanka declined to host the event. The Group A games of the AFC Under-19 Championship were originally scheduled to be held in Colombo from September 28 to October 8. Bangladesh have been

African trio ready to play for Bangladesh

Three African footballers eligible to represent Bangladesh national football team have accepted the offer of Bangladesh Football Federation to apply for the national citizenship. Guinean forward Ismail Bangoura, Ghanaian defender Samad Yussif and Nigerian forward Kingsley Chigozie had discussed the matter with the BFF officials in a meeting on Wednesday.

BFF to meet African trio today over citizenship

Bangladesh Football Federation will sit with the three African footballers — Ismail Bangoura, Samad Yussif and Kingsley Chigozi — today to know their decisions about accepting Bangladeshi citizenship in order to make them available for the national team. Even though the move did not go well with many local football experts, BFF decided to press ... Read more

Salahuddin surprised

Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin on Wednesday expressed his wonder regarding the dramatic resignation of FIFA chief Sepp Blatter. Blatter, who visited Bangladesh twice in 2006 and 2012, stepped down as president of world football’s governing body FIFA on Tuesday amid corruption scandal. The Swiss was re-elected for fifth term only

Bankers feed BFF much-needed cash

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Monday received a much-needed financial boost when it was promised Tk 20 crore by the Association of Bankers of Bangladesh and the finance ministry. BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag told reporters that the Bankers Association will provide Tk 18 crore and the finance ministry will provide Tk two crore ... Read more