Bangladesh national football team is fully prepared to practice in the upcoming Asian Games 2018. This year Asian Games will be held in Jakarta. After the Asian Games Bangladesh will participate in this SAAF Suzuki Cup 2018 in September at Dhaka.
The team will directors from South Korea to Indonesia for the Asian games and then after the games, they will be back in Dhaka to participate in the SAAF Suzuki cup.
Bangladesh Football Federation believe that Bangladesh National team will come up with a good result in Asian games as well as they hope they will play in the final of the Championship. Bangladesh Football Federation has provided residential training in Qatar for Two Weeks for the improvement of the Bangladesh football team. The camp was held on July 7 to 20.
On July 18 Bangladesh football team played a football match against a local team called Mesaimeer. The friendly match ended with a 1-1 draw. The purpose of this match was to target the players playing time and overall condition.
After completing a successful training camp the Bangladesh football team returned to Bangladesh on July 20. Bangladesh Football Federation organized a Press Conference on 22 July briefing about the training camp.
National team coach Jamie Day, assistant coach Start Paul Watkiss, fitness coach Lindsay Roger Paul Davis, team manager Satyajit Das Rupu and BFF General Secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag attended the press briefing and answered the journalists’ queries.
In the press conference it was announced that on 30 July the Bangladesh football team will go for South Korea and they will participate in a higher training camp, later they will play a match with a local club.
Bangladesh star weightlifter Mabia Akhter Simanto will carry Bangladesh flag in the upcoming Asian Games opening ceremony in this month at Jakarta and Palembang.
She is the only Bangladeshi competitors in this year’s Asian Games competition will practice as a weightlifter is in 63 kg category. On August 16 Mabia will leave the country for Jakarta. Mabia earned a gold medal on behalf of Bangladesh in South Asian games in 2012. Besides, this year she won sixth place in the 63 kg women section of the Commonwealth Games.
For the first time, the Asian games are being co-hosted into cities, Jakarta and Palembang. In this year all the games will be held in this two cities. The inaugural ceremony and closing ceremony of this year event will be held at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta.