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 has started from today on 23 February 2021 at 10:00 am at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Sipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur, Dhaka and will end on 25 February, 2021.
Honorable President of Bangladesh Football Federation and South Asian Football Federation (SAF) Kazi Md. Salahuddin was present at the opening ceremony of the final round. He told reporters, ‘There will be a camp with talented footballers at the end of the final round. I hope that through this talent hunt program, many talented players will come out in the future who will be able to show success in the international arena as well.'