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Day seeks camp in Sylhet before Afghanistan game

  • Published at 07:03 pm February 25th, 2020
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Bangladesh football team during training Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Bangladesh began their Group E campaign against Afghanistan at neutral venue in Tajikistan on September 10 that ended 1-0 in favor of the latter

Jamie Day, the national football team head coach, wants to have around five days of training camp in Sylhet before Bangladesh resume their 2020 World Cup and Asian Cup joint qualifying campaign against Afghanistan at Sylhet District Stadium on March 26.

“We will have 10 days of camp before the game. The camp will probably begin on 15th so we want to hold half of it in Dhaka before moving to Sylhet for another four-five days of camp,” Day told the reporters at BFF House in Dhaka Tuesday.

The men in red and green played their last joint qualifier game against Oman on November 14 last year, which was their fourth group match, and there was only one home tie before that, against Qatar in Dhaka on October 10.  

Bangladesh began their Group E campaign against Afghanistan at neutral venue in Tajikistan on September 10 that ended 1-0 in favor of the latter. 

“We were unlucky against Afghanistan but now we have home advantage. We have three home games and we will be trying to get points from there,” he said.

Day watched the first week of the Bangladesh Premier League matches from the United Kingdom before arriving in Dhaka last week. 

“I was little bit disappointed that six or seven players (national) were substitutes or not involved but it gave other players the opportunity,” he said.

“There might be one or two changes. I have seen three-four players who seemed okay in the last couple of games. They have to keep up the consistency and perform better than the ones who play same position in the national team already,” said the English coach about the upcoming selections.

Meanwhile, Day will leave for London once again Friday to continue his ongoing Uefa Pro License coaching course before returning next week.