Former footballer and national team coach Wazed Gazi played for Dhaka Wanderers, EPIDC and Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited in the 1960s before opting for a coaching career in the 80s
Veteran football coach Wazed Gazi died at his own residence in Jessore Thursday morning. He was 87.
In a press release of Arambagh Krira Sangha, its president and secretary expressed their condolence on the demise of the club’s former coach whom they hailed as the architect of many successes for the Motijheel-based club.
Former footballer and national team coach Gazi played for Dhaka Wanderers, EPIDC and Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited in 1960’s before opting for a coaching career in 80’s.
Gazi, who was the national team coach in the 1987 Quaid-e-Azam Football Tournament, coached Team BJMC, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra, Brothers Union, Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra and Farashganj Sporting Club and had several tenures with Arambagh in domestic competitions.
Under his helm, Brothers clinched the premier division league in 2005 and Sheikh Russel became runners-up in their first appearance back in 2003.