• Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Koster returns, De Kruif does not

Sports Reporter

Rene Koster, the assistant coach of the national football team, arrived here yesterday after enjoying eight weeks of vacation in the Netherlands even though the arrival of head coach Lodewijk De Kruif is still uncertain.
The high-ups of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) had briefed the media that both the Dutch coaches would return to Bangladesh in the latter part of May to start work of building up the U-23 team for upcoming Asian Games, but the arrival of De Kruif seems uncertain as the wages for last four months of both coaches has remained unpaid.
“BFF president (Kazi Salahuddin) will talk to De Kruif over phone on Friday and then I can tell you about his return,” said BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag.
Koster informed that he would sit with the BFF president to place their plans and requirements but they might have to think about alternatives if their wages are not cleared.     
Both the coaches, who left Bangladesh on April 6, have been idle for the last seven months since the AFC U-19 Qualifiers in October last year.

Published: 12:00 am Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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