Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has decided to hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the organisation on November 16. During an executive committee meeting at BFF House in the capital on Saturday, BFF also announced that Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football Tournament 2019 will commence on October 22 and go on till November 2.
Following years of face-off between vested interests in the sports apex body, finally BFF announced the date of the much awaited AGM.Earlier, Bangladesh Football Clubs Association (BFCA), a platform of the country’s football clubs, threatened to call an extraordinary general meeting, if the BFF executive committee failed to publish audit reports and hold an annual general meeting (AGM) soon.
On July 8, the President of BFCA and also Chairman of SAIF Sporting Club Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin called on the BFF to arrange its much-awaited AGM and publish financial audit report.
The representatives of 46 clubs and former national footballers were also present in the BFCA’s coordination meeting and discussed the ‘present poor state’ of football in Bangladesh.
The association for clubs also made several demands for investigations against violation of rules of BPL, Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) and other leagues, as well as into match fixing and referees.
The election of Bangladesh Football Federation executive committee is scheduled for April 2020.
It is notable that the Bangladesh Football Club Association (BFCA), formed on January 22 this year, has come into the spotlight with several sensational demands and serious accusations against present executive committee of BFF.BFCA is expected to hold a grand conference of all the country’s football organisers with representatives of BFCA and Bangladesh District & Divisional Football Association in October-November this year.
It seems the battle between the two bickering groups — BFCA and Executive committee of BFF — will inflame the next BFF elections, due to be held next April.