Afusi to replace 'sacked' Manik
In light of their woeful results in the last three assignments, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club have parted ways with head coach Shafiqul Islam Manik to make way for the return of Joseph Afusi.
During his tenure Afusi helped the club to success in the last Premier League and Bhutan's Kings Cup in 2015 as well as a runners-up finish in the IFA Shield in 2014.
Manik was appointed head coach in February this year ahead of the club's AFC Cup campaign, where they managed only three points from their six matches. The Dhanmondi based outfit were also eliminated from the knock-out stages of both the Independence Cup and the Federation Cup.
“The decision to terminate the contract with Manik was taken two days ago and Joseph Afusi is coming here within a few days to take charge. The disappointing results in the Independence Cup and the Federation Cup were taken into consideration while deciding Manik's termination,” said a high official of the club who preferred to remain anonymous.
However, Manik claimed that he knew nothing about the termination and hence he conducted training and gym sessions yesterday morning.