BFF accords reception to Swadhin Bangla football team

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 today (Wednesday) at conference room of BFF, said a BFF press release here.

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  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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