Nat’l hockey team, U-21 get new coaches

Sports Correspondent

16 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) appointed Mahbub Harun as national team head coach and Mamunur Rashid as U-21 head coach on Tuesday.  

Bangladesh will take part in Bangabandhu Al-Arafah Islami Bank Men’s Junior (U-21) Asia Cup from January 21 to 30 and Asian Champions Trophy from March 11 to 19, both at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka. Both national and U-21 teams will start their residential camp from October.   

Ahead of the campaigns, BHF executive committee named the head coaches and team officials in a meeting, chaired by Chief of the Air Staff of the Bangladesh Air Force and BHF President Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, at the city’s Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Falcon Hall.

The committee named Alamgir Alam as U-21 assistant coach, BHF member Tareq A Adel as team manager and Zafrul Anwar as assistant team manager.   

The committee appointed coaching staff for the national team -- Zahirul Islam Mitul named as assistant coach, Badrul Islam Dipu as team manager and Mamunur Rashid as assistant manager. 

Besides, BHF executive committee also decided to arrange Premier League from November while the players transfer window for the league will open in October.