U-14 Academy Cup football to begin Thursday

Publish: 7:07 PM, September 7, 2019 | Update: 7:07:PM, September 7, 2019

DHAKA, – The Bashundhara Kings BSFA U-14 Academy Cup football will begin on Thursday (Sept. 12) at Outer Stadium adjoin Bangabandhu National Stadium.

A total of twelve U-14 academy teams, split into four groups, from 11 districts across the country will compete in the nine-day meet, sponsored by Bashundhara Kings, the champions of this year Bangladesh Premier League and organized by Bangladesh Football Supporters’ Forum (BFSF).

After the group phase matches, top one team from each group will qualify for the semifinals scheduled for September 18 while the final is slated on September 20.

The champions team will receive Taka one lac while the runners-up team will have Taka fifty thousand as cash prizes. Besides, all the participating teams will get participation money.

In this regards, a press conference was held today (Saturday) at the conference room of Bangladesh Football Federation to provide all the details of the meet.

BFSF president Kazi Shahidul Alam thanked the competition’s sponsor Bashundhara Kings to come forward to sponsor the competition and hoped that they would get the further support from sponsor Bashundhara Kings in future events.

Bashundhara Kings Club general secretary Minhajul Islam Minhaj said they are very proud to become the part of the competition.

The competition is very important because budding booters would get the perfect platform from the competition. He said they have plan to host the tournament countrywide in the future.

BFSF general secretary Shahadat Hossain Jubayer who was present at the press conference said, it has been long time they are planning to organaise the competition and have been working for it in the last five years.

He said spectators is rhythm of play … there is a spectators drought prevailing in the stadium right now so they try to pull the spectators in the gallery to bring the excitement of the game. He informed that the BFSF also has been conducting pioneer league in Dhaka and Chattogram.

Participating teams:

Group A -Feni FA, MK Galactico and Doleshwari FA.

Group B-Gopnogor KPK, Bhuiyan FA AND FC Khulna.

Group C-Brahmanbaria FA, Genderia FA and Keraniganj FA

Group D-Asaduzzaman SA, Shams-Ul Huda FA and Kurigram FA.