Pascal Millien, the highly-regarded Haitian international, has left Dhaka yesterday without playing a single match for last season's treble-winners Sheikh Russel KC due to disagreement over payment terms. It has been learnt that the 27-year old attacking midfielder was offered less than the initial contract from the club, which made him depart even though none of the club officials could confirm his departure.
After arriving here on January 16, Millien took part in the beep test arranged by the football federation and attended practice session with his teammates, but was surprisingly kept out of the squad in Sheikh Russel's 1-2 defeat against Muktijoddha Sangsad on Tuesday. The club officials cited illness as the reason for his absence in the match.
Sheikh Russel president Nurul Alam Chowdhury yesterday told a journalist that Millien did not like the overall standard of Bangladesh football, which is why he decided not to play in Bangladesh.
However, a source within the club informed that the club had initially promised to pay the midfielder 9,000 dollars per month, but they changed their mind after his arrival and offered him a much lower amount.
It has also been learnt that Millien was even willing to play at the reduced offer of 6,500 dollars, but decided to leave as the club failed to give him a month's salary in advance.
The treble-winners of last season are currently in third position in the league table and have reportedly failed to clear the advance payments to a number of players.