Kawran Bazar Pragati Sangha, Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club and Saif Sporting Club Limited are the three new additions in the upcoming Bangladesh Championship League season 2015-16.
A meeting of the Bangladesh Football Federation's executive committee took place at the BFF House on Saturday afternoon where the decisions were made.
Out of the three new clubs, only Kawran Bazar played in the last edition of the first division football league which didn't take place this year. Kawran Bazar finished fourth in the previous edition but were promoted because third-placed Jatrabari Club didn't show interest while T & T Club Fakirarpul YMC are already in the second tier.
Chittagong Mohammedan are one of the oldest clubs in the history of Bangladesh football and the port city outfit were a regular side in the top-flight football until 2011 before being relegated.
They however, didn't take part in the last edition of the first division but will play in the Championship League because of their “past” and being a club outside the capital.
The most interesting addition is that of Saif Sporting Club, who were only formed officially last month. The owner of the club is Saif Powertec Limited as well as its managing director Tarafder Ruhul Amin, who is also the football committee chairman of rising powerhouse Chittagong Abahani.
“They [Saif Sporting Club] have financial strength and back-up. They also have good administration. They are planning big in football for the future. It's good for the country's football if more of such clubs come forward,” said BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag on Saturday.
“Chittagong Mohammedan played in the premier league before. They have a good past and they are nothing new. The professional league committee also recommended their name,” added Shohag.