Ladi Babalola is back
Former Nigerian footballer Ladi Babalola has been appointed the head coach of Brothers Union for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League. The Mohammedan striker of late 90s had his first session with the Boys in Orange on Monday at the Brothers Union ground.
The 40-year old Nigerian has a UEFA diploma course on coaching and has coached four different clubs in Finland before heading to Bangladesh to take charge of Brothers Union.
“We have been confirmed by the BFF technical director that Ladi's UEFA diploma will meet the criteria the professional football league committee has set for appointment,” said Brothers Union football manager Amer Khan yesterday.
Ladi was well-known in Dhaka's football scene as the striker spent four seasons -- 1995, 96, 98 and 2000 with the Black and Whites outfit.
Recalling sweet memories of that time, Ladi said he kept himself abreast of the latest updates of Bangladesh football and came back for the popularity of the game here.
Brothers Union football manager Amer Khan said that they were going to form a better side compared to the one last season as they have retained the services of Malek, Anik, Javed, Jamal, Rogu, Tara while Ashraful and Yousuf have made a return to the old tent.
Brothers have also confirmed some fresh blood like Shahin, Gafur, Shaifat
who were remarkable performers in the second-tier Bangladesh Championship League last season.