Bangabandhu and Bangamata National Football Tournament ends in Rajshahi

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman National Gold Cup Football Tournament (Boys Under-17) and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib National Gold Cup Football Tournament (Girls Under-17)- 2021 ended here amid a colorful closing ceremony today.

The Divisional Administration and the Department of Sports of the Ministry of Youth and Sports jointly hosted the divisional-level five-day tournament at Freedom Fighters Memorial Stadium.

In the final matches, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) team clinched the championship in boys defeating Rajshahi district team by 1-0 goal, while Rajshahi district team bagged the title in girls defeating RCC team by 4-1 goals in tribakers.

A total of 18 teams, nine each for the boys and girls respectively, took part in the two tournaments.

Commissioner of Rajshahi division Dr Humayun Kabir attended the closing ceremony as the chief guest and distributed trophies among the winning teams before a large number of football players, fans and others concerned.

Among others, Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police Muzahedul Islam and Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Rashidul Hassan addressed the closing ceremony as special guests with Additional Divisional Commissioner Ziaul Haque in the chair.

Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner Dr Humayun Kabir said more talented football players are expected to come out from the tournament and they will play in national teams.

He added that the present government under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been implementing diversified programmes to elevate the country’s sports sector.
The guests distributed trophies and prizes among the winners and runners-up teams of the two tournaments amid huge clapping by the respective supporters.

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