The Dhaka South and North City Corporation Pioneer Football League, co-sponsored by Aarong Diary, comprising 60 clubs kicks off across five venues in the capital today.
The official inauguration will be held at the Paltan Ground with LGRD minister Syed Ashraful Islam inaugurating the event as the chief guest.
This year, the organisers have chosen ‘Today’s youth, tomorrow’s star’ as the slogan of the U-16 tournament.
In a press conference held at the BFF House yesterday, the vice president of BFF and deputy minister for youth and sports Arif Khan Joy expressed hope of producing the future stars through this tournament. “Last year we saw a good number of talented footballers in the meet and many of them were selected for different training programmes, we want to continue the trend,” said Joy.
The vice chairman of the Pioneer League organising committee Bijob Barua, AGM of BRAC Enterprise HUM Mehdi Sajjad, City Corporation officials Khandaker Millatul Islam and Abdul Hai were also present on the occasion.