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Bashundhara Kings bolster defence

  • Published at 10:32 pm November 19th, 2019
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Bashundhara Kings' Daniel Colindres and his teammates arrive at BFF House Tuesday Dhaka Tribune

A day before the deadline day of the seven-week transfer window, the above mentioned clubs appeared at BFF House in Dhaka with their players and officials riding on horse carts and backed by band parties and rally of supporters, which was quite an unusual scene since the introduction of the professional league in 2007

Reigning Bangladesh Premier League champion Bashundhara Kings, traditional crowdpuller Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, former treble winner Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra and newly promoted Police FC have completing their players’ official registration process amid festive mood Tuesday.

A day before the deadline day of the seven-week transfer window, the above mentioned clubs appeared at BFF House in Dhaka with their players and officials riding on horse carts and backed by band parties and rally of supporters, which was quite an unusual scene since the introduction of the professional league in 2007.

Sheikh Russel were the first to arrive in Motijheel, followed by the other clubs. 

Saif Sporting Club and Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club also completed their players’ registration without the showdown of the players and supporters.

Here are excerpts of the squads of the respective clubs, ahead of the new season starting with the Federation Cup in the middle of December.

Kings strengthen defence    

The Kings focused more on strengthening their defence line by signing top national center-backs Yeasin Khan and Tapu Barman, fullbacks Bishwanath Ghosh and Finland-born Kazi Tariq Raihan, along with Tajikistan defender Akhtam Nazarov. 

Argentine Nicolas Delmonte and last year’s Baktyiar Duishobekov of Kyrgyzstan can also play in defence and midfield.

The club submitted the list of 31 players Tuesday.

Spanish head coach Oscar Bruzon also brought in national midfielders Biplu Ahmed, Rabiul Hasan and Atiqur Rahman Fahad. 

They also kept 11 players from last season, including current national players like Mahbubur Rahman Sufil, Sushanta Tripura, Masuk Mia Joni, Towhidul Alam Sabuj, Mohammad Ibrahim and goalkeeper Anisur Rahman. 

Costa Rican World Cupper Daniel Colindres earlier extended his contract to exhibit his skills in Bangladesh for one more season.

“We couldn’t win the Federation Cup last season but this time we are determined to win it, while also targeting to retain the title of the premier league and Independence Cup. The squad is more balanced and better than last season. We also want to show good performance in the AFC Cup despite not getting the foreign signings as we expected,” said Bashundhara president Imrul Hasan.