AFC asks Bangladesh to host U-19 matches

July 2, 2015

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 drawn Read more

African trio ready to play for Bangladesh

July 2, 2015

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. Read more

BFF to meet African trio today over citizenship

July 1, 2015

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 further on the issue. Read more

Abahani keen to keep Kottan

July 1, 2015

Four-time league champions Abahani Limited are trying their best to retain the services of Austrian coach George Kottan for the rest of the season after his six-month contract with the club ended on Tuesday. The 68-year-old Kottan had agreed to work for FIFA under its goal project from July before he signed a contract with Abahani. As he was convinced the league Read more

Bankers feed BFF much-needed cash

June 2, 2015

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 as part of a promise Read more

Maruf moves from Jamal to Russell

June 2, 2015

Maruful Haque was appointed as the head coach of the Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra on Monday, a week after he was sacked by the Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. Maruf replaced Montenegrin Dragan Dukanovic to take the charges of his former club with whom he won treble- Federation Cup, Independence Cup and Bangladesh Premier League back on 2012-13 season. Maruf expressed Read more

Brothers ride on Walson double

May 22, 2015

Brothers Union completed their first-leg phase of the Bangladesh Premier League with a 2-0 win over Chittagong Abahani at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. Haitian forward Augustine Walson scored two late second-half goals for the Gopibagh outfit to be placed third in the points table with 20 points, three less than table toppers Skeikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. Read more

MSC win battle of giants

May 21, 2015

A last-gasp winner by Mohammad Ibrahim helped Mohammedan Sporting Club secure a crucial 1-0 win over arch-rivals Abahani Limited in their Bangladesh Premier League match on Wednesday. Ibrahim scored his third league goal to give the Black and Whites a prestigious win in the clash of two Dhaka giants as the attacking midfielder became the hero Read more

Footballers report for WC qualifiers

May 19, 2015

Bangladesh’s preparation for next month’s two World Cup qualifiers got underway on Monday when 27 footballers out of 32-member preliminary squad reported to the Bangladesh Football Federation. Bangladesh will start their World Cup qualifiers campaign on June 11 against Kyrgyzstan at the Bangabandhu National Stadium before facing Tajikistan five days later Read more

Two others to join Sabina in Maldives

May 19, 2015

The success of striker Sabina Khatun in Maldives last month opened the door of other Bangladeshi women footballers as Maldives National Defense Force’s outfit Dhivehi Sifainge Club picked two other Bangladeshi players for the Football Association of Maldives Women’s Championship. National midfielder Mirona and goalkeeper Sabina Akter will fly along with Read more

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