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Bangladesh-Nepal friendlies dedicated to Bangabandhu

  • Published at 07:22 pm November 8th, 2020
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Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin addressing to media ahead of the Mujib Borsho Fifa International football series on Sunday

For the first time in two years, the two neighbours take on each other on November 13 and 17 under the banner, ‘Mujib Barsho Fifa International Football Series 2020’

The two upcoming Fifa international friendly matches between Bangladesh and Nepal are dedicated to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation.

For the first time in two years, the two neighbours take on each other on November 13 and 17 under the banner, ‘Mujib Barsho Fifa International Football Series 2020’.

“We want to dedicate the matches on the occasion of Bangabandhu centenary. We had a lot of plans, like hosting four-five international events. But it was not possible because of Covid-19,” said BFF President Kazi Salahuddin during a press conference at the BFF House on Sunday.

“The Bangladesh-Nepal matches are organized after taking permission from Fifa and by following the rules and regulations of government. We can do it successfully.” added four-time BFF chief.

National football team committee chairman Kazi Nabil Ahmed reminded the contributions of Bangabandhu’s family for country’s football and expressed his sincere gratitude.

“It was the call of Father of the Nation that the great Liberation War was organized,” said the BFF vice-president. He added, “Bangabandhu was not just a politician, he was a complete man. He was also a footballer. He played for Dhaka Wanderers Club once.”

Captain Jamal Bhuiyan also spoke to the media on behalf of the players. The midfielder said, “The whole series is dedicated to Bangabandhu.”

The two Fifa friendlies are going to be the first international matches to be held in the country during the pandemic. Both matches will be held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.