A total of 17 players out of a 38-member preliminary squad of Bangladesh U-23s joined the training camp at the Abahani ground on Saturday.
“(Today) 17 players joined camp without Covid-19 reports. They must undergo a mandatory Covid-19 test. The federation will arrange tests for them. The date is yet to be confirmed,” national and U-23s team manager Satyajit Das Rupu told The Daily Sun on Saturday.
“National players will join the camp after SAFF and Zulqurnain will join teammates next week. His documentation is completed. The federation is arranging his arrival,” he added.
The players who joined on Saturday: Pappu Hossain, Shanto Ray, Maraz Hossain, Abu Shaeid, Sabuj Hossain, Fahim Morshed, Amir Hakim Bappy, Dipok Roy, Jamir Uddin, Md Jewel, Papon Shingha, Monir Hossain, Rostom Islam, Sabbir Ahmed, Enamul Islam Gazi, Mahmudul Hasan Kiron and Mahfuz Hasan Pritom.