Nat’l football camp resumes

Nine Kings players join others

Sports Correspondent

17 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A total of 32 out of 33 Bangladesh footballers for the remaining matches of the upcoming FIFA, AFC joint qualifiers round two on Sunday joined the national camp at Hotel Intercontinental after a four-day Eid vacation.

Apart from Bashundhara Kings defender Bishwanath Ghosh, who is suffering from an injury and likely to be axed from the squad, all nine other Kings footballers reported to the camp on the same day.

Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuyan believed that the level of the camp will be high and was optimistic of doing well against the opponents like India and Afghanistan in the upcoming matches. The men in red and green are scheduled to play against Afghanistan, India and Oman on June 3, 7 and 15 respectively at Doha in Qatar.

“I expect it will be a high-level camp, everything must be good. We all are expecting a good result in the upcoming world cup campaign,” Jamal told the reporters.

“India and Afghanistan players are almost the same as Bangladeshi players. So, I'm expecting a fight, a good match and hopefully, we can beat them because they are not stronger than us,” he added.