The Bangladeshi footballers were eager to put their poor performance in the recent SAFF Championships behind as they joined the national team camp on Saturday to prepare for September’s SAFF Championship on home soil.
A total of 32 players out of 44-member squad reported to the national team manager Satyajit Das Rupu and assistant coach Mahbub Hossain Roxy.
Seven players are now in London to play for an unauthorised team while two players will join the camp directly at the BSKP today.
Two other players remained absent due to academic reasons and one player didn’t join the camp due to injury.
Veteran defender Mamun Miah said they wanted to win the SAFF title after a gap of 15 years.
‘We failed to perform well in the last three editions of the SAFF Championship,’ Mamun said.
‘As the next edition will be held in own soil, we want to perform well and win the title.’
Young forward Mahbubur Rahman Sufil said they were committed to do better in the tournament.
‘Our performance was not good in the last few years, but this time we are determined to do well and we want forget our agony of the past tournaments by winning the title,’ he said.
Assistant coach Roxy will look after the camp along with two other coaches until the newly appointed British coach Jamie Day takes charge.
The 37-year old coach is scheduled to arrive here on June 8.
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