Dhaka, January 24 :- The long-awaited Inter-English Medium School Football Festival, organized by BAF Shaheen English Medium School (SEMS) got underway at the school’s campus on Friday, 24 January 2020. It started to witness the participation of 370 players (boys & girls) from 20 renowned English Medium Schools of Dhaka under 3 different categories: U-16 Boys, U-19 Boys & U-19 Girls. They all are competing for 6 trophies over the two days of the tournament.
In the opening match, BAF SEMS-A team played against Sunnydale School in U-16 Boys category. There was a lot of anticipation and excitement in the match and after breath-taking performances from both the sides BAF SEMS-A team defeated Sunnydale School by 3– 0 goals. Hamman Abrar Khan scored the goals.
Earlier, Chairman, Governing Body of BAF SEMS and Air Officer Commanding of BAF Base Bashar, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Nazrul Islam, BSP, nswc, afwc, psc inaugurated the Football Fest 2020 by releasing balloons and festoons. As a Special Guest, former captain of Bangladesh National Football Team Mohammad Kaisar Hamid also witnessed the opening match. In his speech, the Chief Guest advised the participants to keep sports part of their lives as they grow older. He said, sport and tough competition with a spirit of fair play would prepare them well for many of the challenges of life.
In the welcoming speech, Principal of BAF SEMS Group Captain Ferdous Mannan, psc, thanked the participating schools for their compassionate presence & unconditional support extended towards BAF SEMS and highlighted numerous achievements of BAF SEMS in national and international level. Among others, Senior BAF officers, teachers, students and their guardians were also present on the occasion.