An entertaining high scoring 6-6 draw wowed the crowds at Mile End Stadium Astroturf as members of Beanibazar Sporting Club UK faced off as part of an exhibition benefit game for a Bangladeshi Cancer Hospital.
Two Beanibazar teams, led by midfielder Abdul Wadud and full back Abdul Hamid Yusuf, faced off in a competitive friendly to help raise awareness of and funds for Beanibazar Cancer Hospital (BBCH) which is situated in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. Highlights included goalkeeper Sham Zaman chipping a goal from his own half and three missed penalties by BBCH trustees.
Beanibazar Cancer Hospital CEO M Shab Uddin attended the game and handed special certificates to all the players. He said, “Ours is a unique charity. We are there for everybody. It is tremendous that today we have used the game of football to raise awareness of what we are trying to do to alleviate the suffering of fellow humans who are stricken with cancer. I’m very proud of what we have achieved here today.”
Referee Alan Hill officiated during the big game and donated his match fee as well as a personal donation towards the cause. He said, “Beanibazar Cancer Hospital is a very worthy cause and I’m honoured to have been asked to be referee. It was a great occasion and all for a terrific cause. Well done everybody.”
Beanibazar Sporting Club UK Chair Mesba Ahmed added, “It’s just simply fantastic that today we have played the game we love and made such a fantastic impact. We are proud partners with Beanibazar Cancer Hospital and we stand side by side with the management, the trustees, staff and volunteers in helping to raise the profile of such an amazing project.”
The Beani Bazar Cancer Hospital is a charity based in the UK that aims to create awareness of and provide medical treatment for disadvantaged cancer patients in Bangladesh. In particular, BBCH aims to:
erect and maintain a fully-resourced hospital to prevent, diagnose and treat many forms of cancer; raise public awareness of a country without adequate treatment for a growing problem; provide information relating to healthcare and cancer, promoting good health and informed lifestyles.
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BB exhibition game
Hamid Yusuf (player manager) – Forhad Hussain Tipu – Akbal Ahmed – Abdul Wahid – Abul Hussain – Afazul Hoque – Kamal Chowdhury – Abu Jamal – Abdul Salik – Abu Jamal – Sham Zaman (captain) – Abdul Samad – Azad Hussain – Rahul Rahman – Imdad Ul Haque
Abdul Wadud (Player manager) – Fokrul Islam – Mahbub Ahmed – Abdul Sabur – Abdal Ahmed – Amran Ahmed – Ruhul Amin – Jahid – Kunu Miah – Selim Uddin – Mufi Uddin – Saim Hussain – Emdad Rahman (captain)