In response to a request from the women’s national team to BFF president Kazi Salahuddin, the BFF is looking at increasing the pay of female footballers.
After winning the SAFF Championship in September of last year, female footballers’ low salaries and benefits came under scrutiny. The local regulating body of the sport reported that the national team members are paid between Tk 6,000 and Tk 20,000, with only the captain, Sabina Khatun, receiving the maximum sum.
“The girls imposed some criteria on me that I find to be entirely reasonable. They sought a monthly wage of Tk 50,000, international match costs, better food, and decent footwear. We used to provide them with Tk 10,000 in allowance, “Salahuddin told reporters in his office yesterday.
“We did not receive these items throughout our playing careers, but it does not indicate that they won’t. We are working on it and consulting with many parties to organise the fund, “Salahuddin stated. They should receive between 35,000 and 40,000 takas per month.
Meanwhile, the BFF leader was dissatisfied with the performance of the men’s squad, which is scheduled to compete in a March tri-nation competition in Sylhet alongside Brunei and Seychelles.
“The national team’s performance depends on the clubs’ training and performance. I’ve seen the games, and according to what I’ve observed, several national players of certain clubs strike me as unfit. Therefore, the blame lies with the clubs and club coaches, “Salahuddin remarked. “If we desire good results for the national team, we must examine the AFC Cup results of the clubs. Then you can determine if the national team will perform well.”