Nigerian coach Joseph Afusi, who guided Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to the Bangladesh Premier Football League title last season, returned to his old den yesterday.
The defending champions decided to dispense with the services of Afusi from the beginning of this season and appointed Maruful Haque, who guided Sheikh Jamal to King’s Cup glory in Bhutan. Maruf was at the helm till the end of the first phase of the BPFL but the club authorities sacked him with Sheikh Jamal at the top of the points table.
Afusi, who played for Sheikh Jamal for two seasons four years ago, was assigned to train the club in the upcoming season. Afusi last worked with Indian club Churchill Brothers.
“I am happy to return at Jamal. I will start full-fledged training from today (yesterday). I don’t know the fitness level of the players and it would be my first priority as I more or less know the skill level of the players,” said Afusi.