National football team’s residential camp begins Monday

The residential training camp of the national football team begins from Monday (May 16) at Radisson Blue Hotel in the city ahead of the FIFA tier-1 Int’l match and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers.

The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Saturday picked up 21 booters for the residential camp and have asked them to report to team’s manager Iqbal Hossain with necessary sports gears on Monday (May 16) at 6 pm at the Radisson Blue Hotel.

Out of 21 players for the camp, maximum five players have been taken from Abahani Limited.

As the players of Bashundhara Kings are now in Kolkata to play the AFC Cup engagement, the listed players of this team will report to the coach on May 26.

The AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers will be held from June 8-14 in Malaysia.

The Bangladesh team is expected to leave for Indonesia on May 27 to play a FIFA Tier-1 Int’l match against the host team on June 1 before moving to Malaysia to play the AFC Asian Cup matches.

Bangladesh would play the first match of the AFC Asian Cup against Bahrain on June 8, play the second match against Turkmenistan on June 11 and play the third match against host Malaysia on June 14.

Those who were selected for the camp are – Tutul Hossain Badsha , Shahidul Alom, Kabir Hossain, Nabib Newaz Zibon and Abu Saeed (Abahani Limited), Riyadul Hasan, Jamal Bhuyan, Maraz Hossain and Foysal Ahmed Fahim (Saif SC), Rahmat Mia, Saad Uddin, Hemanta Vincent Biswas and Ashraful Islam Rana (Sheikh Russel KC), Jafar Iqbal (Mohammedan SC), Mohammad Nayeem, Mittul Marma and Rayhan Hossan (Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club) Isa Faisal (Bangladesh Police Football Club), Sohel Rana (Chittagong Abahani), Papon Singh (Uttar Baridhara) and Asif Hossain (only for training) (BFF Elite Academy).

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