Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Bangla Boys bask in SAFF glory

Bangladesh Under-16 football team achieved their goal of becoming SAFF champions with just 20 days of training, which coach and players hailed as incredible success. Bangladesh lifted the title by beating defending champions India by 4-2 margin in the penalty shootout after the stipulated 90 minutes ended in 1-1.

Bangla boys reach SAFF U-16 final

Bangladesh reached into the final of the third SAFF Under-16 Football Championship with a narrow 1-0 win over Afghanistan in the first semi-final at the jam-packed Sylhet District Stadium on Sunday. The hosts will now tussle for the ultimate glory against the reigning champions India in the final on Tuesday after they edged out Nepal ... Read more

These boys can play

Bangladesh colts beat India 2-1 Who says our country’s football is not followed as passionately as cricket? A full house at the Sylhet District Stadium and millions who tuned in to BTV on Thursday afternoon enjoyed quality football from the Bangladesh colts, who beat their Indian counterparts by the odd goal in three in an ... Read more

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

MSC target Super Cup glory

Inaugural Super Cup champions Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited will begin their third Super Cup campaign against Team BJMC on June 15 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Mohammedan clinched the maiden title in 2009 and were the runners-up in the second edition two years ago so the Motijheel-based football powerhouse will

Alfaz hangs up his boots today

Alfaz Ahmed, the legendary striker of Bangladesh football, has announced his retirement from domestic football, five years after he quit his international career. Alfaz’s retirement from the domestic football circuit brings an end to a golden era of the game as he was regarded as the last star of the golden generation of Bangladesh football.

Ambitious Bangladesh go Dutch

Bangladesh’s football is soon to have a taste of Dutch flavour when Lodewijk de Kruif and his assistant Rene Koster will take the reins of national football team for the AFC Challenge Cup in March. The appointments of the Dutch duo have raised some expectation on Bangladesh football not just at home but also abroad. ... Read more

Booters get to training

Two months after the completion of last season, country’s top booters return to action today as the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is set to launch an off-season training camp to keep the national footballers in action ahead of three international engagements next year. Bangladesh are scheduled to take part in the 25th U-18 International Tournament ... Read more

Bangladesh best in South Asia

Bangladesh delivered the best performance among all the South Asian countries who all bowed out in the second round of World Cup pre-qualifiers. The SAFF semi-finalists are the only nation in the region to post a win in the second round, though it came a little too late as they lost 4-2 on aggregate to

Abahani, Brothers face off today

Grameenphone Super Cup Abahani, Brothers face off today Abahani will be looking to bury their disappointing Bangladesh League campaign when they take on Brothers Union in their opener of the Grameenphone Super Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today. Last edition’s runners-up Abahani relinquished their stranglehold of the professional league this season, finishing a lowly ... Read more