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Youthful Mohammedan gear up for new season

  • Published at 02:09 am November 20th, 2019
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Mohammedan players and officials line up for the team photo 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.

Mohammedan form youthful squad   

Goalkeeper Mazharul Islam Himel and midfielder Sohanur Rahman are the only notable local recruits of Mohammedan, who formed a youth-dominated squad, submitting the names of 30 players Tuesday.

Keeping the services of last season’s Malian forward Souleymane Diabate and Japanese Uryu Nagata would give Australian coach Sean Lane some more confidence.

“We have a new, young team but it’s a huge opportunity for them to prove themselves in the top-flight league. We have good foreign recruits and we should do well. But my best XI will be open for all. I’m really looking forward to next season,” said Lane.