German envoy to see mighty flag

German Charge d’Affaires Dr Ferdinand von Weyhe will visit Magura this Saturday to meet German football’s die-hard fan Amzad Hossain as a token of his gratitude.

Published : 11 July 2014, 10:57 AM
Updated : 11 July 2014, 10:57 AM

Peasant Amzad, a resident of Ghoramara village in Magura Sadar Upazila, made a 3.5-km-long German flag before World Cup football began this year by selling his land to raise money for its manufacture.

Additional District Commissioner of Magura AKM Tareque said, “German embassy verbally informed him about the German Charge d’Affiare’s visit to Magura.”

He said, “The German envoy will see the German flag, which will be displayed at the district stadium.”

Before the World Cup matches started, Amzad Hossain sold his land and made a 3.5-km-long German flag at a cost of Tk 150,000. and other news media carried the story, which drew the German embassy’s attention.

Amzad Hossain told, “I like German football for a long time. I had caught literally a non-curable disease in 1987. I tried lots of medicine with no avail. But a medicine brought from Germany finally cured the disease. Since then, I became a fan of Germany.”