Western Union backs Bangladesh youth football

About 60 Bangladeshi U-18 youth teams are taking part in the Western Union National Youth Football Championship in venues in Habiganj, Shariatpur, Jhenidah, Feni, Lalmonirhat, Narail, Sherpur, Patuakhali and Joypurhat. Western Union purchased the title sponsorship through Momentum Event Management Company which has a five-year contract with the Bangladesh Football Federation.

Each team will get Tk 30,000 as participation money while the hosts will receive Tk 20,000 as participation money and another Tk 30,000 for venue preparations. Tournament committee chairman and BFF vice president Sirajul Islam Bachchu told media that the each zonal champion will receive Tk 10,000 and the runners-up team Tk 5,000.

BFF General Secretary Anwarul Huq Helal said talented players will be chosen for this year's AFC U-19 football tournament. The Asian Football Confederation has announced Bangladesh as the permanent venue for the AFC U-13 and U-14 football festival, he also disclosed.