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Bangladesh favourite against us, says Bhutan’s Chencho

  • Published at 09:26 pm September 2nd, 2018
Chencho Gyeltshen

Chencho could be a major concern for the Bangladesh defence on the opening day but the 22-year-old striker will also be remembered for the brace that sunk Bangladesh in a shocking 3-1 defeat during their last meeting in the World Cup pre-qualifier play-off match, two years ago

A newly shaped Bhutan national team, Bangladesh’s opponent in Tuesday’s inaugural day of the Saff Championship, arrived in the capital and enjoyed their first practice session at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday evening.

The youth dominated Bhutan team, guided by English coach Trevor Morgan, went through a week-long training camp in Thailand from August 25 where they played a couple of practice matches with their big star Chencho Gyeltshen, who plays for I-League club Bengaluru FC.

Chencho could be a major concern for the Bangladesh defence on the opening day but the 22-year-old striker will also be remembered for the brace that sunk Bangladesh in a shocking 3-1 defeat during their last meeting in the World Cup pre-qualifier play-off match, two years ago.

Chencho, who played briefly for Chittagong Abahani last season, said after arriving in Dhaka, “Most of the players are new in our squad. We still have to win at least two to three matches. The target is making it to the final, if possible, but reach semi-final first.”

“Hosts (Bangladesh) are favourites in our group. This time Bangladesh will play their home and they will get the support from their fans. So I will say Bangladesh team is favourite in our group.”