Dhaka – Defending Champions Bangladesh Under-15 Football team will start their SAFF Under-15 campaign taking on Bhutan in the first match on Friday (August 23) at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal of India.The match will kick-off at 12:30 pm (Bangladesh time).
In the remaining matches, two time champions Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka on August 25, Nepal on August 27 and hosts India on August 29 at the same venue.
Ahead of their campaign, Bangladesh boys had swimming and recovery sessions at the Dolphin Place Hotel in Kalyani on Wednesday.
Five South Asian countries – Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and hosts India—are taking part league basis matches.
Later, top two teams will play final on August 31 at the same venue.In the day’s matches, hosts India outplayed Nepal by 5-0 goals in the opening match, Sri Lanka beat Bhutan by 3-2 goals in day’s second match.
Earlier on Tuesday, Holders Bangladesh Under-15 Football team beat United Sports Club U-15 side by 3-1 goals in a practice match at Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal.
A 30-member Bangladesh team — 23 booters and 7 officials — reached Nadia district in West Bengal Monday to participate in the competition.UNB