The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) has decided to hold the Bangabandhu SAFF Football Championship in September next year in Dhaka, said a SAFF press release today.
The decision was taken at a virtual meeting of SAFF's executive committee held today with its president Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin presided over the meeting.
The biggest football tournament in South Asia SAFF was originally scheduled to take place in September this year on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman but the tournament was postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The initial date of the championship has been fixed from September 14-25 at the SAFF meeting.
Apart from the senior competition, SAFF will host four more age-based competitions next year. These four championships are the SAFF U-16 Women's Championship (Aug. 18-27), SAFF U-19 Women's Championship (July 13-22), SAFF U-15 Championship (Oct. 1-10) and SAFF U-18 Championships (Oct. 15-24) have been finalized in the meeting.
However, the venue of those age-based tournaments will be confirmed later stage.