BFF, clubs sit today to decide BPL’s fate

Sports Correspondent

18 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Professional Football League Committee of Bangladesh Football Federation will sit with the representing clubs of the Bangladesh Premier League in an emergency virtual meeting today to decide on resuming the second phase of the league.

PFLC Chairman and BFF Senior Vice-President Abdus Salam Murshedy told The Daily Sun that they want to finish the ongoing edition of the league, unlike last year when they had to abandon it.

“We don’t want to abandon the league this year. We have already finished the first phase and now we must end the second phase,” he said.

“Another thing is we have to give the participating clubs at least a week after the lockdown so that they can get back their players and can take a minimum preparation for the second phase,” he added.

Dhaka Abahani Limited team manager Satyajit Das Rupu said that they want to get back in football soon.

“BFF will take the final decision but we hope to get back into football soon,” he added.  

Meanwhile, the second players’ registration window was closed on Saturday which was earlier extended by a week. Holders Bashundhara Kings, who ended the first phase consolidating the top slot with 34 points from 11 wins and one draw, added two new faces in their squad -- Eleta Kingsley and Obaid Rahman Nuab while they released midfielder Robiul Hassan.

Dhaka Abahani brought back Nigerian Sunday Chizoba while they released Brazilian star Francisco Wagsley Rodrigues de Sousa Filho Torres.

Sheikh Russel KC and Chittagong Abahoni Limited made no changes but Sheikh Jamal DC brought Arifur Rahman on loan from Saif SC Ltd while releasing Imtiaz Sultan Jitu. National team captain Jamal Bhuyan returned to Saif SC Ltd after playing in the I-League for almost three months.

Mohammedan Sporting Club Ltd included midfielder Robiul, Jafar Iqbal and Yassan Ouatching while they released Mohammed Abiola Nurat.

 Arambagh KS added four new foreigners -- Kholmurod Kholmurodov, Ildar Mamatkazin, Dilshod Nazirov and Islomjon Abduqodirov. 

Rahamatganj MFS included Felix Chidi Odili by releasing Dilshod Vasiev while Bangladesh Police FC added Murolimzhon Akhmedov and Christian Kouakou by releasing Ballo Famoussa. Uttar Baridhara SC Youssouf Mory Bamba released Furkat Khasanboev while Brothers Union added Momodou Bah and Imtiaz Sultan Jitu and Muktijoddha Sangsad KC added Famoussa Ballo and Ibrahim Abou Dicko.