Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lopez introduced to his charges

A new chapter of the Bangladesh national football team was unfolded on Tuesday when their newly-appointed Italian coach Fabio Lopez was introduced to his charges as the players reported for national team duty. All 41 players from the preliminary squad apart from expatriate Jamal Bhuiyan, and injured Yeasin Khan, Hemanta Vincent Biswas and Shahedul Alam Shahed,

Of promise and despair: Bangladesh’s foreign coaches

With the arrival of Fabio Lopez, the number of foreign football coaches for the Bangladesh national team moved to 17. All of them have come with lots of promise but with a few exception most of them failed to deliver any significant result. As a consequence, many of them had to leave with bitter experiences. The ... Read more

Kruif speaks of Aussie ambition

Bangladesh’s head coach Lodewijk de Kruif has warned Australia that the South Asians will be visiting to Perth for their September 3 World Cup qualifiers ready for action. His Bengal Tigers recovered from a 3-1 home loss to Kyrgyzstan on June 11 to draw 1-1 in Tajikistan five days later and de Kruif is looking ... Read more

Kruif baffled over contract issues

Bangladesh national football team coach Lodewijk de Kruif expressed his mixed feelings over his assignment-based deal with the Bangladesh Football Federation. The two-year long contract between the Dutch coach and BFF expired in June 30 last year, but BFF continued their tie with the coach on assignment basis.

Kruif refuses to bring any change to the squad

Bangladesh football team’s Dutch coach Lodewijk de Kruif has refused to bring any changes to his 29-member preliminary national squad unless he arrives in Dhaka, officials said on Sunday. The BFF requested Kruif to replace a few players who have injury problems, but officials said Kruif told them he wants to see the nature of ... Read more

Ilievski ready to take charge

His immense desire to return to the international arena has prompted Macedonian coach Nikola Ilievski to take charge of the Bangladesh national football team despite having only four days available to prepare them for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Pakistan. “For me, it is not important who the team is that I’m guiding. Whether ... Read more