The AFC U-16 Championship 2023, organized by the Asian Football Confederation, will be held in 2022, including the ‘SAF U-15 Championship 2021’, the ‘SAF U-16 Championship 2022’ and `AFC U-17 Championship 2023, Qualifiers’ by the South Asian Football Federation. Bangladesh U-15, U-16 and U-17 national football teams (born on or after 01 January 2008) will participate in the championship and qualifiers respectively.
In this regard, Talent Hunt programs were held at the district level from January 30 to February 15, 2021 and at the divisional level from February 19, 2021. The final selection will be held from 23 to 25 February 2021 at 10:00 am at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Sipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur, Dhaka.
A press conference was held in the conference room on the 3rd floor of the BFF Head Office at 12.30 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021 to inform about this in detail.
Honorable President of Bangladesh Football Federation and South Asian Football Federation (SAF) Kazi Md. Salahuddin, BFF Vice President and Chairman of Development Committee Mr. Md. Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan (Manik), FIFA Council Member, BFF and AFC members & BFF Women's Football Committee Chairperson Mahfuza Akter (Kiran), BFF General Secretary Mr. Md. Abu Nayeem Shohag and BFF Technical Director Mr. Paul Thomas Smalley and members of the BFF Development Committee were present at the press conference.