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 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:09 PM, 16 September 2019  

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Bangladesh will host the 13th edition of South Asia Football Federations (SAFF) Championship 2020, a biennial men’s football competition of South Asia in September next year.

The decision was taken at a SAFF Congress held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Monday, chaired by its President Kazi Md Salahuddin.

SAFF Vice Presidents Khadem Ali Shah (Pakistan), Mani Kanwar (Nepal), General Secretary Anwarul Huq (Bangladesh), members Md Abu Nayeem Shohag (Bangladesh), Wugen Woyanchuk (Bhutan), Kushal Das (India), Ali Omar (Maldives), IndramanTuladhar (Nepal), Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi (Pakistan), M Ramiz Mahidin (Sri Lanka) and BFF Women's Wing Chairperson Mahfuza Akhter Kiron were also present at the congress.

The congress decided to hold SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship 2020 in August, SAFF U-15 Championship 2020 in October and SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship 2020 in September-October.

Later, Congress approved SAFF budgets for the 2020 events.

Bangladesh is going to host the SAFF Championship for the 4th times after 2003, 2009 and 2018.

Earlier, Pakistan was due to hosts the SAFF Championship 2020.

DailyBangladesh/Adnan