Thursday, 7 July, 2022

BFF selects 21 booters for Asian Cup Qualifier, FIFA Int’l Friendly

First outings coming up under new coach from Spain

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) on Saturday (May 14) called up 21 footballers to join the phase-1 national training camp for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 and for the FIFA Tier-1 International Friendly.

Bangladesh team will play the friendly against Indonesia on June 1 and compete in the qualifying round of the AFC Asian Cup in Malaysia from June 8-14, under newly-appointed head coach Javier Cabrera.

Selected footballers have been asked to report to Team Manager Iqbal Hossain on Monday (May16) at 6 pm to join the national residential training camp at Radisson Blue Water Garden in Dhaka.

Maximum five players were taken from Dhaka Abahani Limited, four players each from Saif SC and Sheikh Russel KC and three booters from Sheikh Jamal DC.

Players of the league champions Bashundhara Kings, now in Kolkata to compete in the AFC Cup Football, are yet to be included in the squad.

Selected players are : Tutul Hossain Badsha, Sahidul Alam Sohel, Rakib Hossain, Nabib Newaz Jibon, Abu Sayed (Dhaka Abahani), Ruyadul Hasan, Jamal Bhuyan, Maraz Hossain, Foysal Ahmed Fahim (Saif SC), Rahmat Mia, Saaduddin, Hemanta Vincent Biswas, Ashraful Islam  Rana (Sheikh Russel KC), Mohammad Nayeem, Mitul Marma, Rayhan Hasan (Sheikh Jamak SC), Jafar Iqbal (Mohammedan SC), Isa Faysal,(Police FC), Sohel Rana (Ctg Abahani) and Papon Singh (Uttar Barishara).

Asif Hasan of BFF Elite Academy included in the team only for training purposes.