Dhaka, February 9: A mini artificial turf, under the ‘AFC President’s Initiative: Mini Pitch Scheme 2017’, was inaugurated in Madaripur district on Friday.
Chief guest Shajahan Khan, Minister for Shipping of the Government of Bangladesh and special guest Kazi Salahuddin, President of BFF and SAFF, inaugurated the turf at 11:30am at a ceremony arranged by BFF.
BFF committee member Amirul Islam Babu, Shawkat Ali Khan Jahangir and BFF General Secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag were also present on the occasion, among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Shajahan Khan thanked the BFF for making such a facility in the remote area and hoped that the turf will help bring out talented players from the region.
BFF President Kazi Salahuddin reassured him that this turf has been opened to identify the promising grassroots players and that more turfs like this will be opened in other districts of the country.
Earlier, on January 7, the first mini artificial turf, under the ‘AFC President’s Initiative: Mini Pitch Scheme 2017’, was inaugurated in Nilphamari district.
Another artificial turf under the same initiative is awaiting inauguration in Feni.
Moreover, the BFF will also apply to the AFC for establishing three more turfs in three other districts in 2018 with a view to strengthening the pipeline of footballers in the country.
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