SAFF champions’ luggage “intact” when handed over to BFF staff, Dhaka airport authority says
The authority of Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport said the luggage of SAFF champion footballers were received by the Bangladesh Football Federation representative in a “locked and intact” condition.
The authority also said they did not find any irregularity in handling the luggage at the airport, after going over CCTV footage.
Earlier, at least two members of the Bangladesh women’s football team claimed their luggage were broken into at the airport and money was stolen.
The footballers said they lost around Tk 2.5 lac which was in their luggage.
“After receiving the complaint, we checked the CCTV footage and found that the complaint (of luggage being broken into) is not true,” a press release from HSIA authority reads.
The press release was signed by the executive director of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Kamrul Islam.
Bangladesh women’s football team landed in Dhaka on Wednesday around 1:45 pm. They were taken to the headquarters of Bangladesh Football Federation from there by an open-deck bus.
It was the first time that a Bangladesh women’s football team won the SAFF championship.