Monday, October 02, 2006

London firm sponsors Bangladesh U-14 program

British football coach Anthony Ferguson will arrive in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on 5 October to supervise a long-term training program for under-14 footballers, UNB reported. He will supervise the second phase training program sponsored by Canary Wharf Group of London. Sports Development Manager for Canary Wharf Group Community, Zakir Khan, will also accompany Ferguson.

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury inaugurated the four-year program on 4 August. A total of 150 promising footballers have been picked up for the second phase training program after some 1,500 'booters' participated in the first phase from 45 districts of the country's six divisions. Later, some talented players will train at leading English football clubs.

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