It has been two matches in a row in the Bangladesh Premier League that Mohammedan Sporting Club played without their head coach Josim Uddin Ahmed Josi. In his absence, manager Amirul Islam Babu was seen in the dugout doing the job of the head coach without having any playing or professional coaching experience before.
Babu, also an executive committee member of the Bangladesh Football Federation, was also found to have breached the federation's by-laws on several occasions in match-days, including bringing in his son to the dug-out during the game against Uttar Baridhara on Tuesday.
According to the BFF's by-laws 10.1, “Only seven officials and nine substitute players among the registered nine officials and 35 players are allowed to sit on the substitute bench.”
Match commissioner SK Badruddin was informed about the situation following which Babu's son was taken out of the technical area.
According to by-laws 10.3, “All officials and players on the team bench must wear their accreditation card at all times.” But Babu was not seen wearing the card for a single time during the game. He also didn't follow the Asian Football Confederation's Equipment Regulations properly as well.
There was also another rule in the by-laws 10.1 that states, “Registration of the following two officials in each match-day is mandatory: 1. Team Manager 2. Head Coach.” It has been two matches Mohammedan played without registering a head coach in their team list.
The reality of the Black and Whites' performance throughout the season is also a reflection of their non-professional activity in the technical area. They finished the first phase of the premier league with only one victory out of 11 matches as they sit third from bottom in the points table.