Bangladesh is ready for AFC Challenge Cup

Posted on 25 April 2009 by FootballFan

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is all set to host the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup Qualifiers from Sunday three years after staging the final round of AFC Challenge Cup in 2006.

Cambodia, Myanmar, Macao will participate in the meet along with hosts Bangladesh. The competition forms part of the qualifying round for the 2010 edition of the AFC Challenge Cup where the winners of the competition will advance.

Macao and Cambodia have already arrived in the capital yesterday while Myanmar is expected to arrive in the early hours of today.

Myanmar and Macao will play the opening game of the meet at 3.30 pm while hosts Bangladesh launches their campaign against Cambodia later on the opening day.

State run Bangladesh Television (BTV) will broadcast the contest live from the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS).

Tickets for the matches have been priced at Tk.20 for the eastern gallery, Tk.30 for the western gallery and Tk.100 for the VIP enclosures. Students with ID cards will be allowed free entry into the eastern gallery for all matches of the tournament.

BFF local organizing committee chairman Anwarul Huq Helal has expressed delight over hosting a tournament of international stature after almost three years during the launching ceremony yesterday at the BFF headquarters.

“It is a privilege indeed to be able to host the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers and we will try our utmost to bring the final round here as well. This tournament holds special importance for us as the champions will qualify for the AFC Challenge Cup and winners of that competition also plays in the Asian Cup 2011,” said Helal while keying out the importance of the meet.

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