Sheikh Hasina enjoyed the final of Bangabandhu Gold Cup from the gallery
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the Awami League government always gives importance to all sorts of sports aiming to make the children of the country as worthy citizens.
"The Awami League government always gives importance to sports, and we want our children to grow participating in sports," she said.
The prime minister was speaking at the award-giving ceremony of Bangabandhu Gold Cup held at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday, reports UNB.
Palestine retained the title beating Burundi by 3-1 goals in the final.
The prime minister said the government wants the children of the country to become worthy citizens of the country through participating in various types of sports.
"For that, we are organizing Bangamata and Bangabandhu football tournaments from the primary level of schools," she said adding football is the most popular sports in Bangladesh.
Paying rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Hasina said he brought independence for the country and "for that we could arrange such tournament in independent Bangladesh."
She extended thanks to all the participating countries and congratulated Palestine on clinching the title.
She also enjoyed the final of the tournament from the gallery.
Later, the prime minister distributed medals, cheques and cups among players of the champion and the runner-up teams.