Football in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, cricket and hockey are pushing football hard for its place as the nation's number one sport. Victories at an invitation tournament in Myanmar in 1995, the 8th SAF Games Football Tournament in Nepal in 1995 and the 3rd SAFF Championship on own home soil in 2003 are the most significant honours of the Bangladesh Football Federation. In the 1980s and 1990s, several home-grown players ventured abroad. From 1991 to 1993, top Indian clubs East Bengal and Mohammedam from Calcutta signed a total of 10 footballers from their neighbours. Bangladesh's best-known players are Kazi Salahuddin (played in Hong Kong in 1979) and Md. Kawser Hamid (Kolkata Mohammedan S/C), who since the end of their playing careers have devoted their time to development work in their home country - both at club and international level.
The second Goal project
In an amendment to the project to build a national training centre 40km from the capital, on 22 October 2008 the Goal Bureau approved the laying of an artificial turf pitch adjacent to the association headquarters and technical centre in Dhaka. This will provide optimum training conditions for national teams of all age groups and levels that will remain unchanged all year round.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Artificial turf at the association headquarters and technical centre in Dhaka
Project approved on
22 October 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 600,000