Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said earlier today her governance wants the game of football to take in success in the country owing to its popularity all over the nation.
“Football is the most popular game in world. So, we want this game to progress further in the country,” she said.
The PM was addressing an award-giving ceremony of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Boys U-17 National Gold Cup Football Tournament and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Girls’ U-17 National Gold Cup Football Tournament after their grand finals at Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina was the chief guest at the programme.
The PM also mentioned Bangladesh has experienced some outstanding achievements in various disciplines of sports recently.She also added, “We’ll have to keep up this trend of success.
In the tournament she handed over trophies and medals among the players, coaches and officials of the champion and runner up teams.
Meanwhile, Barisal Division were champions in the boys’ tournament beating Chattogram Division 2-1 in the final.
In the girls’ tournament, Khulna Division claimed the title defeating Dhaka Division 4-3 in the tie-breaker. The regular time of the game ended in a 2-2 draw.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel spoke at the function as the special guest.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Youth and Sports Abdullah Al Islam Jacob, Secretary of the ministry Akhtar Hossain, Bangladesh Football Federation President Kazi Salahuddin, Brazilian Ambassador in Dhaka Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior and high civil and military were present on the day.
The Ministry of Youths and Sports organised the tournaments in cooperation with the Directorate of Sports across the nation.