Bangladesh, Sept. 14 -- Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has donated Tk 1,30,000 (one lac thirty thousand) in two instalments for the treatment of Rakibul Islam, the Under-15 national team's injured captain.

Rakibul, who captained the squad that finished 3rd at the SAFF Under-15 Championship 2019 in India, was seriously injured during a practice session at the Fortis Football Academy in the capital last December.

As a young up-and-coming footballer already part of the national setup, and having suffered the injury while playing football, some may have expected BFF to come forward and cover his costs as a straightforward thing. But they had to be persuaded.

Following an appeal by him and his family, the BFF donated Tk 30,000 (thirty...