Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has submitted a bid to host the 2010 SAFF Championship along with Nepal and initial hosts India in the recently concluded AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
BFF president Kazi Salahuddin on his return from the AFC Congress informed that although India were still retaining their status as hosts of the championship, Bangladesh and Nepal had turned in fresh bids in anticipation of staging this prestigious eight nation meet.
The bidding opportunity emerged after India’s reluctance to hold the tournament in January next year. A decision about it will be taken at the FIFA Congress in Bahamas in the first week of June.
“Because all the respective federations including ours will be present at the FIFA Congress, we have decided not to fix a new venue and will come to a decision at Bahamas,” told Salahuddin.