Dhaka – The two-day players selection trial for Mymensingh Division of the Saif Power Battery Bangladesh District & Divisional Football Association (BDDFA) Divisional Under-20 Football Tournament will commence Saturday (January 12) at the Netrokona District Stadium.Players 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.
Earlier, the players selection trial for Chattogram Division was held at MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on November 11-12 while for the Rangpur Division was held on November 23-24 at Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari.
Earlier, on eve of the players selection process last November, the BDDFA president and CCC Mayor AJM Nasiruddin hoped that the initiative will bring a new dawn in the sky of Bangladesh football.
“In the recent times we have seen a decline in the country’s football with a lot of frustration, apart from a few successes in age level in international arena. We want to change the scenario by grooming the talents with systematic approach and emphasizing the U-20 booters,” Nasiruddin said.
BDDFA secretary general Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin said BDDFA wants form a new platform for the youth footballers.
“The process will create a new platform for the grassroots footballers. They will be able to elevate themselves for the bigger challenge. It’s the very first initiative for the U-20 footballers of the grassroots level,” said Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin.UNB