DHAKA: A delegation of English giant football club Manchester United arrived in Dhaka as part of an initiative to play a friendly match in 2020 to celebrate the year as ‘Mujib Year’ marking birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The four-member team comprises football director Allan John Dawson, director (related to friendly match arrangement) Christopher Lawrence Coman, two officials Filip Malcolm Smith and Matthew Charles Jones.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) confirmed the matter to media Tuesday (Nov 26) morning.
The English Premier League’s club is likely to play a friendly match in Dhaka to add a sensation in Mujib Year celebration.
Manchester United is supposed to come in June 2020. The other team of the friendly is yet to be settled, sources said.
The government is preparing to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Muzibur Rahman next year, declared as ‘Mujib Year’.
On the occasion, various programmes like sports, culture and entertainment will be held in educational institutions throughout the year of 2020 and those will continue until March 26, 2021 -- the golden jubilee year of the country's independence.
BDST: 1833 HRS, NOV 26, 2019