Bangladesh football fans protest against BFF corruption
Dozens of Bangladesh football fans have come out to protest against the grappling Corruption and mismanagement by the authorities. In a demonstration held in front of the Press Club in the capital city Dhaka, the local fans targeted the incumbent BFF president Md Kazi Salahuddin and called for his resignation. Former Bangladesh International K Hamid and other dignitaries joined with the fans to register their discontent with the sorry state of affairs of the football in the tiny Asian country.
However the election of the 21-member BFF executive committee is scheduled to take place on October 3 from 3 pm to 6 pm at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital. The chief election commissioner and returning officer of BFF Election’ 2020 Mesbah Uddin announced the election schedule for the post of one President, one Sr Vice President, four Vice Presidents and 15 executive committee members.
Currently 187 in FIFA ranking, Bangladesh has not won a single match in the World Cup 2022 qualifiers. They’re drawn in a tough group comprising Asian champions Qatar and neighbours India.
The protesters also put forward their 9 demands:
1.The panel of Kazi Salauddin should step down from presidency and they must not contest again.
2.They should compensate or recover all the money they grabbed through corruption.
3.There should be a new council to watch and monitor Bangladesh Football Federation.
4.The President should be an honest person appointed by the President/Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
5.They should develop Football Stadiums and fields while working for the development of skills of Referees and players.
6.BFF will have to give all kind of information about money like where they are outlaying. And also they will have to give all information of a year.
7. Match fixing must be banned and dealt strictly.
8.BFF should start leagues in every districts, sub-districts.
9.Local players should be given priority over foreign recruits in the National League