It’s been in the making for a while. Bashundhara Kings’ entrance into Bangladesh’s domestic football arena has been nothing less than a plot of a hit Hollywood sports movie. Now Kings eye to touch their much awaited milestone, Bangladesh Premier League 2018-2019 season title. Bashundhara Kings need just 3 points to seal the deal as they go on to face Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra in their BPL encounter at Sylhet District Stadium in Sylhet today.
Their journey to this stage can be termed as nothing short of a fairytale. Their numbers speak for them as they have remained unbeaten and have won a staggering 19 of the 20 matches they played in the league so far. Such has been the reputation of Bashundhara Kings that people have been grown accustomed to the news of Bashundhara Kings winning every match.The story of their triumphant run has been scripted by a sensational team effort. With World Cupper Daniel Colindres leading the ranks as the playmaker in-charge, Marcos Vinicius has executed his role as the finisher superbly well bagging 12 goals so far in the league.
But it has been their dominant midfield and attacking defence of Bashundhara which kept the lid on the opponents. The top-notch local booters crowded Bashundhara Kings’ ranks who made sure they complement the foreign core to the best of their ability. Defender Nasir Uddin Chowdhury has been one name which must be remembered while reminiscing Kings’ triumphant journey. His proactive defence made sure that Bashundhara Kings are never in the back-foot even at crucial moments.
Motin Mia might also come handy in the encounter today as the local ace has been in sensational form for Bashundhara Kings and Bangladesh in recent time. He has 11 goals to his in the league so far. His headers from the D-box can elude the grasp of even the best keepers of the world and he has used his skill to perfection to advance the cause of Bashundhara Kings.
Bashundhara Kings President Imrul Hassan credited this phenomenal success to the corporate culture engrained in the club considering the club’s was borne out of the largest business conglomerate of the nation, Bashundhara Group.
“I feel that it’s important to note that one of the most important reasons of our success is the way we run our club. As Bashundhara Kings are a part of Bashundhara Group, our style of running the club has been inherited from Bashundhara Group as well. We have been practicing corporate culture in the workings of our club since the first day and that’s why I feel that we have been able to achieve success so early,” told Imrul Hassan.
‘Bringing back the golden days of Bangladesh’s football’ was the motto of Bashundhara Kings since it’s inception. In their maiden stint at the top tier of Bangladesh’s domestic football, Bashundhara Kings appears to have pulled off quite a successful season both in terms of the results and their goals and targets as they have successfully attracted full-house crowds both in their home venue at Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari and in away venues as well.“Bashundhara Group entered the realm of Bangladesh’s football for two basic reasons. First was to bring back the lost popularity of football and secondly to bring in qualitative improvement in Bangladesh’s football. I would like to consider ourselves to be successful on both counts. If one observes keenly, this year’s BPL has been much more popular than the previous editions,” told Imrul Hassan.
“Moreover, the improvement in the quality of Bangladesh’s football has been evident in our national team’s performance. Our triumphs in FIFA pre-qualifiers and earlier in Asian Games speak volumes about the improvement in the skills of Bangladeshi booters. Bangladeshi footballers are now much fitter than they were a couple of years back and all these improvement have been the result of unending efforts from the clubs,” added Bashundhara Kings President.
Bashundhara Kings’ success in their maiden appearance has caught the attention of the spectators and rekindled the hope for a bright future of Bangladesh’s domestic football among the football loving Bangladeshis. Bashundhara Kings President Imrul Hassan credited the team effort for their success and thanked all their supporters and fans for their trust.
“I think everyone involved with the team needs to be credited for our success. Not just coach (Oscar Bruzon) but also players alike deserve praise for all the effort they put in the making of Bashundhara Kings,” concluded Imrul Hassan.