DHAKA, March 28, 2018 (BSS) – East Ujantia Govt. Primary School of Cox’s Bazar emerged champions in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup Primary School Football tournament beating Bhulbaria Govt. Primary School of Pabna by 2-1 goals in the final on Wednesday at country’s premier venue Bangabandhu National Stadium.
On the other hand, Doharo Govt. Primary School of Jhenaidah clinched Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Gold Cup Primary School Football title defeating Panchrukhi Govt. Primary School of Mymensingh by 5-4 goals in penalty shoot out in the keenly contested final held at the same venue.
The match rolled in to a tiebreaker after the regulation time and extra time ended in a 1-1 goal draw.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was present as chief guest in both the final matches and she distributed prizes among the champions and runners-up teams.
Shihab Uddin of boys Bhulbaria Govt. Primary School of Pabna and Sawralika Parvin of girls Bhurungamari of Rangpur Division were named the most valuable players of the tournaments.
Arguably the largest football competition in the world, the eighth edition of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup started in 2010 with more than a million male students from 64,688 government primary schools across the country while the seventh edition of the Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Gold Cup began in 2011 with more than a million female students from 64,683 schools across the country.