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Dutch coaches to meet Salahuddin

Sports Reporter

Dutch coaches of the Bangladesh national football team -- Lodewijk de Kruif and Rene Koster -- are expected to meet the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin at the BFF president's residence today, after arriving in the early morning for talks over their unpaid wages. De Kruif is believed to be owed six months of wages while Koster is also reportedly owed a similar length of unpaid wages.

The inability to clear the wages and lack of work opportunity led BFF to send the two coaches to extended vacation -- De Kruif spending the last four months in Netherlands. Both the coaches have expressed their dissatisfaction over the issue to the media from time to time, yet the issue remains unsolved.

The issue is a thorn in the side for BFF, which itself is frustrated at not getting any positive response yet from the government over its proposed fund (35-crore-a-year for five years).

Regardless of the meeting's outcome, the two coaches are expected to oversee the 25-member football camp for September's Asian Games starting tomorrow at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan (BKSP) in Savar.

Published: 12:00 am Saturday, August 02, 2014

Last modified: 10:54 pm Friday, August 01, 2014

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