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Masters Beach football in Cox’s Bazar from Mar 15

Sports Reporter

The popular footballers of 70s, 80s and 90s will once again come back if not in the ground but at the world largest sea beach in Cox’s Bazar to exhibit their skilful football. The players of those three decades will play in the Runner 6th Masters  Beach Football Tournament to be played at Cox’s Bazar beach from March 15 to 17.

We are for football (WAF), an organisation of ex-players and officials, in collaboration with Channel-i is organsing the tournament with Runner Group again becoming the title sponsor apart from a number of co-sponsors.

The draw of groupings for the tournament was held at Channel-i studio in the capital in presence of WAF president Architect Mobasser Hossain, Channel-i director Shaikh Siraj, Runner-Group vice-president Mozammel Hossain, BFF senior vice-president Abdus Salam Murshedi and WAF general secretary Shafiqul Islam Manik.

Dhaka MSC,  WAF Master and Chittagong Master have  been drawn in Group-A. Abahani Limited are the top seed of Group-B. Muktijoddha Sangsad and Brothers Union are the other two teams to vie from the same group.

Shaikh Siraj speaking on the occasion said his organization is proud of organisng the tournament for the former national footballers. “In fact it would be a festival of the ex-players and members of their families who would also be present at the Cox’s Bazar during the tournament.”

Mozammel Hossain at the request of WAF has pledged to  organise the tournament in a more larger size involving more teams. WAF president Mobasser Hossain said the final match of the tournament will be held on March 17 and it would be dedicated in memory of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman which is coincide with his birth anniversary. Abdus Salam Murshedi said this year’s tournament has a special significant as it would be held to create hype of FIFA World Cup to be staged in Russia from June 14.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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