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BFF accords reception to Swadhin Bangla football team

Published : 08 Dec 2021 08:28 PM | Updated : 09 Dec 2021 04:23 PM

The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) accorded reception to ‘Swadhin Bangla’ football team for their outstanding contribution during the Liberation War.

The reception ceremony will be held on Wednesday at conference room of BFF. BFF organised the reception ceremony on the occasion to celebrate the 50 years of Independence.

State Minister for Youth and Sports Mohammad Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP, was present as the chief guest in the reception ceremony while Youth and Sports Ministry’s Senior Secretary Mohammad Akhter Hossain and National Sports Council Secretary (Joint Secretary) attended there as special guests. BFF’s President Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin, its Vice Presidents Ataur Rahman

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Bhuiyan (Manik) and Mohiuddin Ahmed Mohi, General Secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag and the executive members were also present in the ceremony. Besides, 18 members of ‘Swadhin Bangla’ Football team including Captain Zakaria Pintoo and team’s manager Tanveer Mazharul Islam Tanna were present in the reception ceremony. During the War of Liberation in 1971, ‘Swadhin Bangla’ football team toured throughout India playing a total of 16 friendly matches to raise international awareness and economic support.

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