Monday, 5 December, 2022
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Sumon Reza resigns from Air Force to join nat’l camp

The country’s top-rated forward Sumon Reza on Sunday resigned from Bangladesh Air Force to join the ongoing camp of Bangladesh national football team.

Reza told The Daily Sun that his service team didn’t release him for joining the national camp. Thus, he sent his resignation letter to the Bangladesh Air Force due to national interest.

“They didn’t release me. So, I sent my resignation letter to them, but they didn’t accept it yet. I’m going to join the camp tonight (Sunday),” Reza said.

“I can face a court martial for it. But I’ve done it for the sake of national interest. I’ve talked with the federation and my club. They assured me that they are with me,” Reza, who is also playing for Bashundhara Kings, added.

The 27-year-old national forward didn’t join the camp at Best Western PLUS Maya hotel in the capital until this report was written.

Earlier, Bangladesh Football Federation requested Bangladesh Air Force to release Sumon Reza for the sake of national interest, but Air Force didn’t release him as they have inter-service team competition in September.

The federation also requested to postpone the competition, but the Air Force gave no response.

Meanwhile, the national team started their full-fledged camp at APBN ground in Uttara on Sunday.

The men in red and green will play two matches of FIFA Tier-1 against Cambodia and Nepal on September 22 and 27 respectively.