Ahmed Shaaek, the Marketing and Media Manager of Bangladesh Premier League champion Bashundhara Kings, was listed as the first ever Bangladeshi to get selected for the 2019-2020’s UEFA Certificate in Football Management (CFM) course out of a total of 27 in the world in 2019. The course runs under the Educational platform known as UEFA Academy of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations and the governing body of football in Europe.
Shaaek was enrolled in the course back in September 2019 and for the last year he participated in face to face seminars in Switzerland and London with online modules:
• The organization of world football
• Strategic and performance management
• Operational management
• Football marketing and sponsorship
• Communication, the media and public relations
• Event and volunteer management
• Stadium Management
The online graduation ceremony took place on 26 September 2020 where Shaaek achieved the Certificate of Distinction which was the highest grade available in the course. The certificate was provided by UEFA Academy under the supervision of University of Lausanne, Switzerland.