BFF polls underway
News Desk || risingbd.com
The much-talked-about election to the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is taking place with 47 contenders vying for 21 posts to lead the development of football across the country.
The election started at 2.00 pm and will continue till 6.00pm, followed by the BFF Annual General Meeting at the Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon from 10.00 am.
This time two panels are contesting – one is “Combined Panel” led by incumbent President Kazi Mohammed Salahuddin and Senior Vice-President Abdus Salam Murshedy, while the other one is “Integrated Panel” led by Sheikh Mohammed Aslam and interesting enough is that this panel has no president candidate.
As usual, limelight is on the all-important coveted post of the president, for which the heavyweight contestants are Kazi Mohammed Salahuddin, who is seeking a record fourth term, and his competitor Shafiqul Islam Manik, who is aiming to spring a surprise.
Salahuddin completed his hat-trick win after eliminating the opponents twice in 2008 and 2016 polls and getting elected unopposed in 2012.
Manik, meanwhile, is an individual candidate as he doesn’t belong to any particular panel.
A total of 139 councilors are casting their votes.