22 Sep 2021, 17:19

Eleta Kingsley is new face of 26-member squad for SAFF Championship

  DHAKA, Sept 22, 2021 (BSS) - Nigerian born Bangladeshi forward Eleta
Kingsley has been included as the only new face of the coach Oscar Bruzon's
26-member preliminary squad of Bangladesh for the SAFF Championship scheduled
to be held from October 1-16 in the Maldives.

   The Bangladesh SAFF preliminary squad was announced through a press
conference held today at conference room of Bangladesh Football Federation
(BFF) Bhaban.

  The Bashundhara Kings' striker Eleta Kingsley, however, yet to receive
clearance from FIFA in order to be eligible to play for the Bangladesh
national team.

   The BFF must continue to try to get clearance from FIFA until the last

   The Spanish born Bangladesh national football team's newly appointed coach
Bruzon's 26-member squad included a total of ten Bashundhara Kings players,
most o any club, five from Abahani Limited and four from Saif Sporting Club.

   Bruzon will be in charge of Bangladesh national football team for the SAFF
Championship after the BFF relieved English coach Jamie Day from his duties
for the next two months.

  Meanwhile, Bangladesh will hold their first training session tomorrow
(Thursday) afternoon at Bangabandhu National Stadium in order to take
preparation for the SAFF Championship under the supervision of coach Bruzon.

  Bangladesh will start their SAFF Championship mission taking on Sri Lanka
on the opening day of the championship.

   Bangladesh will play their second match against strong India on October 4
before playing the hosts Maldives on October 7. Bangladesh will then face
Nepal in their final match of the championship on October 13.

   26-memebr squad: Anisur Rahman (GK), Bishwanath Ghosh (DF), Topu Barman
(DF), Tariq Raihan Kazi (DF), Biplo Ahamed (FW), Mahbuibur Rahman (FW),
Mohammad Ibrahim (FW), Eleta Kingsley (FW), MD Matin Miah (FW), Mohammad
Atiqur Rahman (MF), Sahidul Alam (GK), Sohel Rana (MF), Saad Uddin (MF),
Jewel Rana (FW), Tutul Hossain (DF), Rahmat Mia (DF), Riyadul Hasan (DF),
Yeasin Arafat (DF), Jamal Bhuyan (MF), Rakib Hossain (MF), Manik Hossain
Molla (MF), Razaul Karim (DF), Mohammad Atikuzzaman (DF), Ashraful Islam Rana
(GK), Mehedi Hasan (DF) and Suman Reza (FW).




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