The 26th Bangladesh national u-18 youth hockey tournament was held at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium Dhaka this month. 39 teams all over Bangladesh participated in the tournament.
Bangladesh Institute of Sports (BKSP) players celebrated after their win over Dhaka Education Board (DEB) in the National Youth Hockey Championship final.
Dhaka Education Board (DEB) had their dream of regaining the National Youth Hockey Championship title after 34 years shattered yesterday at the hands of Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan as the country’s lone sports education institute were crowned champions of the 26th edition.
BKSP made light work of DEB, who mostly consists of players from BKSP, handing their opponents a 5-0 defeat in the final at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium to secure their 13th trophy and second in a row.
Returning after a 10-year hiatus, DEB did well to hold off their superior counterparts – comprised of experienced players from Premier League champions Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club, third place finishers Abahani and Dhaka Wanderers Club – till the 20th minute after which their resistance seemingly collapsed for the rest of the duration, forcing DEB to content themselves with a second place finish.
Dhaka DSP secured the third position in the tournament
BEST PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT
MD. SHAFIUL ALAM SHISHIR (BKSP) awarded tikka 20000
HIGHEST SCORER OF THE TOURNAMENT
SHOHANUR RAHMAN-20GOALS, (BKSP) awarded tikka 20000
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