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Kingsley gets Jamal’s vote

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 15 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Kingsley gets Jamal’s vote

Bangladesh national football team captain Jamal Bhuyan believed that Nigeria-born Bangladeshi forward Eleta Kingsley can solve the finishers’ crisis in their team.

“We don’t have a real box player, a real number nine. Most of us are wingers. If Kingsley comes here and gives his best, it will improve our performance a lot,” Jamal told the reporters on Tuesday.

The Bangladesh Football Federation recently named Kingsley to the 34-member preliminary team for the SAFF Championship but he still needed FIFA and AFC approval to take part in the competition, scheduled next month.

Jamal also believed that they have a good chance in SAFF Championship as their opponents are between 140th to 190th rankings except for India.

“I’m not saying that we will win. There are no semifinals in the SAFF. We have to earn 10 out of 12 points to play in the final there,” he ended.