Thursday, February 29, 2024

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

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 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

Sylhet Football Academy will take part on BCL

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Monday decided to include Sylhet Football Academy team in the upcoming Bangladesh Championship League to give the young players opportunity to prove their worth in the competitive level. The decision came through a meeting of the BFF. Despite being late, BFF finally followed the path of All India Football Federation who has

BFF confirms Dutch duo for AFC Challenge Cup

Dutch coaches Lodewijk de Kruif and Rene Koster withdrew their preconditions and agreed to guide Bangladesh in the forthcoming AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers, the Bangladesh Football Federation said on Tuesday. ‘The misunderstanding between us has been cleared and we sent a draft agreement to them,’ said BFF president Kazi Salahuddin. ‘We are hopeful that they will

Dutch duo sign finally

Dutchman Lodewijk de Kruif agreed to join as the new head coach of the Bangladesh national football team after a gruelling six-hour negotiation with the Bangladesh Football Federation on Saturday. Kruif and his assistant Rene Koster have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BFF in the afternoon to take up the national team duties ... Read more

BFF hopeful Kruif, Koster will sign contract

The Bangladesh Football Federation is optimistic that the Dutch coaches Lodwejik de Kruif and Rene Koster will sign a contract today, though there is still some confusion if they will be available anytime soon. The two coaches came to Bangladesh on Monday and they had several discussions with the BFF officials about a possible deal ... Read more

BFF to make professional league a separate entity

Bangladesh Football Federation at a meeting with the representatives of the professional league clubs, decided to make its professional league committee a separate entity in order to reduce the BFF’s influence on the committee. According to the changed decision, the committee will be run mostly by the club

BFF takes guard as fixing threat looms

The seventh round of the Bangladesh Premier League begins today with title aspirants Team BJMC taking on a struggling Brothers Union at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the first match of the round. The BFF has decided to take extra measures ahead of this game as there is a match-fixing rumour swirling around as Brothers ... Read more

FIFA director likely for final selection

BFF Academy’s Talent Hunt FIFA director likely for final selection FIFA technical director Jean Michel Benezet is likely to conduct the final selection of the booters for the Bangladesh Football Federation Academy in December as the divisional phase of the talent hunt has almost been completed last month. Some 120 booters — Under-14 and U-18 ... Read more

Abahani, Brothers fire blanks

Sky Blues almost in semis Abahani all but confirmed their semifinal berth in the Grameenphone Super Cup despite playing out a goalless draw against Brothers Union in their Group A encounter at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. The outcome meant that Brother Union, who suffered a 6-1 defeat against Sheikh Jamal

Job guaranteed, no guarantee for work

BFF unveils new football coach Ilievski Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin on Saturday refused to give any guarantee that the new Bangladesh coach Nikola Ilievski will get more than 30 working days during his one-year tenure. Ilievski was formally unveiled as Bangladesh coach for the next one year putting an end to a drama ... Read more

Ilievski ready to take charge

His immense desire to return to the international arena has prompted Macedonian coach Nikola Ilievski to take charge of the Bangladesh national football team despite having only four days available to prepare them for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Pakistan. “For me, it is not important who the team is that I’m guiding. Whether ... Read more

Dhaka ready to welcome soccer giants Argentina and Nigeria

Dhaka is all set to welcome the titans of world soccer, the Argentinean and Nigerian national football teams, for the FIFA friendly international match to be staged on September 6, at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. Organised by the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), the match was titled ‘Beximco Football Fest’, as the country’s biggest corporate ... Read more

Deal is done to land Argentina

Bangladesh Football Federation finally signed a contract with the Celebrity Management Group (CMG) on Saturday which confirms Bangladesh as the hosts of Argentina’s friendly match against Nigeria scheduled for September 6. CMG, an Indian event management group, is the rights holder of the two matches Argentina