Sheikh Kamal Int’l football tournament begins in Ctg

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Sports desk, February 19: The Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup football tournament kicked off at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong on Saturday amid huge enthusiasm among the local football fans.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal inaugurated the tournament around 4:00pm.

All the matches of the tournament will be played at Chittagong’s MA Aziz Stadium — from the inauguration on February 18 to the final match on March 2.

Named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s eldest son and eminent sports organizer martyred Sheikh Kamal, the tournament is approved by FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and organized by the Bangladesh Football Federation in association with Chittagong Abahani Ltd.

In this edition of the tournament, the eight club teams including five foreign teams that will be fighting for the prestigious trophy are: Shaheen Asmayee FC (Afghanistan), Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepal), TC Sports Club (Maldives), Pocheon Citizen Football Club (South Korea), FC Alga Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Dhaka Abahani Limited, Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited and hosts Chittagong Abahani Limited.

Member of the parliament Shamsul Haque Chowdhury, ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury MP, Chittagong City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin and others attended the inaugural ceremony.