Maruful vows trophies
Coach Maruful Haq yesterday vowed to help Mohammedan SC bring home the season's all three trophies, but admitted to feeling the pressure to deliver the elusive B. League crown that the Black and Whites are yet to capture.
The Motijheel-based outfit have already assembled 12 national players including star striker Zahid Hasan Emily, star defender Wali Faisal, midfielder Mamunul Islam, Arman Aziz and number one goalkeeper Aminul Haq to deck up a star-studded squad in a bid to win the elusive professional football league title.
An unknown Maruful in his first assignment for the popular Motijheel-based outfit impressed all to lead Mohammedan to two trophies the Federation Cup and the Taka-one-crore Super Cup -- but had to be satisfied finishing behind two-time champions Abahani in the B.League.
"It was no pressure for an unknown Maruful Haq after being assigned to coach Mohammedan in the last session, and it is me, who is taking the challenge this time too and promises to bring all the trophies home this season," Maruful told reporters on the day of players' reporting at the club tent.
"Winning the B. League title will be the main challenge for me and I feel a bit of pressure to make them champions in the professional football league. I think I will be successful this time," said the coach.
Maruful thinks the players Mohammedan had signed up were really good performers in the last season, and he would now toil hard to make them a unit within a short period when Mohammedan will launch their campaign of defending the Federation Cup, scheduled to start from September 10.
There was a whispering that Maruful had played a key role to select Mohammedan's players this time and he admitted to it saying, "Yes, I had a little role choosing the players."
The coach has opted to conduct a two-week conditioning training in Mymensingh from Tuesday because he wants to continue an uninterrupted training.