Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Women make it lively in a dull year

The incredible cheers that exploded at the Kamalapur stadium after Anai Mogini’s long-ranger beat India goalkeeper, it just represents the desire to be proud of sporting excellence the sports-crazy nation. The fans’ longing was fulfilled when they witnessed the young girls make laps around the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium with the national flag after ... Read more

10-man Bangladesh hold India to a draw

10-man Bangladesh snatched a point against tournament favourites India as their group phase match of the SAFF Championship ended in a 1-1 draw at the Male National Football Stadium in Maldives on Monday. India captain Sunil Chhetri gave Indians the lead in the 26th minute and Bangladesh’s dreams of bouncing back into the contest got ... Read more

Jamal, MSC take swipe at BFF

The senior officials of Bangladesh Premier League clubs Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi and Mohammedan Sporting Club came down heavily on the Bangladesh Football Federation on Friday after it decided to drop Super Cup and Independence Cup from domestic calendar. Manzur Kader, the president of Jamal and Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan, the director

BFF to programme talent hunt

The Bangladesh Football Federation has finally realised that without the nurturing of age-level footballers from grass-root level across the country, it is impossible to be successful in world football. As a result, the BFF’s development committee on Saturday took some notable decisions to start age-level programmes considering the busy international schedules in future.

‘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

Feni reach Under-15 final

Feni District reached the final of the Sailors National Under-15 Football Championship eliminating Dhaka District by 5-4 goals in sudden death session of tie-breaker at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Monday. The semifinal between the two teams was locked in a goalless position in the stipulated 90 minutes forcing the match towards direct tie-breaking system.

Confident Bangladesh reach Australia

Bangladesh national football team reached Australia on Sunday for their World Cup qualifying match along with confidence that they incurred through their creditable draw against Malaysia in an international friendly at Kuala Lumpur a couple days back. Leaders of Bangladesh Welfare Association at Perth received the team once they reached Western Australian capital

Under-19 footballers rue their luck

A dejected Bangladesh Under-19 football team, who lost to India in the semi-final of the Inaugural SAFF Under-19 championship in Nepal, arrived home on Sunday and blamed their fate for the result they achieved. Bangladesh coach Saiful Bari claimed that he was forced to adopt a defensive approach in the game due to the absence of ... Read more

Bangladesh Fly For Australia Today : Footballers feel thrill, chill

A 33-member Bangladesh national football team will leave home today for a challenging mission against reigning Asian champions Australia in the World Cup qualifier on September 3. En route to Australia, the team will make a stopover in Malaysia to play a FIFA friendly match against their national side as part of their preparation on ... Read more

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.

Own goal costs Bangladesh

A dying moment own goal from defender Tutul Hossain Badshah cost Bangladesh Under-19 team as they lost to hosts Nepal 2-1 in their last group match of SAFF Under-19 Championship in Kathmandu on Monday. The hosts came from a goal down to seal the match and finished as Group-A champions with Abahani Limited defender Badsha turning ... Read more

Camp for WC preparation commences

Bangladesh national team footballers started their training camp on Sunday for their forthcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Asian Champions Australia and Jordan on September 3 and 8 respectively. The team will play a play a friendly match in Malaysia against the country’s national side on August 26 as part of their preparation before they reach ... Read more

Jamal end season on a high

The curtain of the eighth Bangladesh Premier League fell on Saturday with champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club defeating Abahnai Limited by 2-1 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Jamal came from a goal behind to earn all three points and amassed 51 points from their slotted 20 matches. Nasirul Islam Nasir put Abahani ahead

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