Bangladesh, Sept. 12 -- Celebrated footballer Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin, who has ruled the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for the last twelve years as president, will face competition from his fellow former national footballer Shafiqul Islam Manik for the hotly anticipated BFF Election 2020, billed for October 3.

Manik, also a former coach of the national team, emerged as the main challenger following the late withdrawal of Badal Roy.

In the day's last gasp drama, the current BFF vice president Badal Roy withdrew his candidature sending a letter to the chief election commissioner through his wife Madhuri Roy at about 6 pm, just after the expiry of deadline at 5pm on Saturday, the last day of withdrawal.

Madhuri said Badal was very...