Bashundhara Kings formally inked the deal with Costa Rica National Team forward Daniel Colindres Solera during an agreement signing ceremony at East West Media Group Limited conference room in Bashundhara Residential Area on Sunday.
Daniel Colindres was part of the 23-man Costa Rica squad for the World Cup 2018. Though, it was unofficially confirmed that the 33-year old will take on Bashundhara Kings colors for Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL) 2018-2019 season, the formal contract signing took place yesterday.Colindres played two matches in World Cup for Costa Rica and played an instrumental role in both the matches. He believes that his experience at the highest stage of football will help him take Bashundhara Kings to new heights.
“It is true that I am new to Bangladesh but before coming to Bangladesh I read about the football of the country. It will be a new challenge for me. See, I have gained a lot of experience playing in World Cup. My experience of playing World Cup was amazing but as a professional player my responsibility is to perform wherever I play. I want to do the same for Bashundhara Kings in Bangladesh,” said Daniel.
As a club, Bashundhara Kings have arguably assembled the strongest ever team to compete in Bangladesh’s domestic football. The credit of all this development goes to Bashundhara Kings management especially Bashundhara Kings President Imrul Hassan. Colindres was also full of praises for the management of this newly formed club.
“Bashundhara Kings are a new club. They have a vision. Kings’ management is exceptional. I am starting to really like this club. Everyone of this club is very friendly and helpful. I hope to perform well for Bashundhara Kings,” said Daniel.
In a surprise declaration, Bashundhara Kings President Imrul Hassan revealed that Kings might recruit yet another overseas player with World Cup experience to support Colindres.
“We are looking forward to bringing in another overseas player with World Cup experience. He might join Bashundhara Kings’ camp within two to three weeks,” hoped Imrul.Colindres came through the youth ranks at Costa Rican club Saprissa and made his debut with the first team in 2010. After appearing in three matches for Saprissa, he was loaned to Guápiles. With Guápiles he appeared in 43 matches scoring 9 goals. In 2012, he returned to Saprissa and appeared in 32 matches scoring 5 goals in his second stint with the club. He was again loaned out in January 2013, for six months to Puntarenas. With Puntarenas he scored 7 goals in 20 matches. Upon returning to Saprissa, Colindres became an important attacking player for the club, playing primarily as a winger and being noted for his pace and play making ability. During his time with the club he helped Saprissa in capturing 5 domestic titles.