Dhaka- Thirty players were picked up from Mymensingh Division to play in the proposed Sheikh Kamal U-20 National Football Championship scheduled for next April through a two-day selection process concluded on Sunday (Jan 13) at the Netrokona Adhunik Stadium.
A total of 30 players were finally selected for Mymensingh Division team among 60 participating booters, who appeared in the selection trail from four districts of Mymensingh Division, organized by Bangladesh District and Divisional Football Association (BDDFA) and sponsored by Saif Power Battery.
BDDFA secretary general Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin was the chief guest at the function and later distributed the “Yes Cards” among the selected players. Deputy Commissioner of Netrakona and president of Netrakona DFA Saif Khan Biplob also spoke on the occasion.
All the selected players will attend a 45-day training camp before the journey will kick-off in April next.
In his courtesy speech, Tarafder Md.Ruhul Amin urged all to contribute from their end for the development of the game in Bangladesh.
“Now-a-days the scenario of Bangladesh football is not very bright, BDDFA is working hard for the development of the game, I hope the main tournament will create the ‘stars of tomorrow'” he added.
The selected players are Ranjan, Shumon Barman, Zulkarnain, Rony, Mehedi, Gopal, Mahabud, Antor, Junaid, Rakib, Apel, Rajib Miah, Ashikur Rahman, Jewel Mia, Shamim Sarker, Hiron Miah, Rasel, Ekramul, Rocky Islam, Arpan, Jakir, Hemanta, Abdur Rashid. Mizanur,Hafiz. Ismail, Apu, Mamun, Ashik
Meanwhile, the proposed selection trial for Sylhet Division will be held on January 16-17 at Adhunik Stadium in Habiganj, Khulna Division on January 25-26 at Bir Shreshtha Nur Mohammad Stadium in Narail, Barisal Division on February 1-2 at Shaheed Abdur Rab Serniabad Stadium in Barisal, Dhaka Division on February 8-9 at Sheikh Jamal Stadium in Faridpur while Rajshahi Division on February 13-14 at Sankar Gobindha Chowdhury Stadium in Natore.
The players selection trial for Chattogram Division was held at MA Aziz Stadium on November 11-12 while the selection for Rangpur Division was made on November 23-24 at Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari.