BFF promises major shake-up | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 28, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 28, 2015

BFF promises major shake-up

The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is set to bring drastic changes in the national team following Bangladesh's early exit from the SAFF Suzuki Cup in Kerala on Saturday.

Although there were a lot of agendas to discuss at the BFF executive committee meeting yesterday, the failure of the national team in the SAFF Championship dominated the five-hour long meeting, prompting under-fire BFF president Kazi Salahuddin to promise an overhaul of the national team.

"We have formed a three-member committee to look into the failure and you will see a lot of changes in the coming days. At the moment I can't give you details but we can say that the results of the national team were unexpected," said BFF senior vice-president Abdus Salam Murshedy after the meeting.

The committee, comprising former national strikers Sheikh Mohammad Aslam, Ilias Hossain and Asmol Haque Tapon, has been asked to submit the report within the shortest possible time following the return of the national team from India.

The BFF boss did not talk to the media after the meeting and an EC member afterward said that Salahuddin was very upset with the performance of the national team. The member also said that the effect of those changes would be reflected in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup, starting from January 8.

It has been learnt that team manager Amirul Islam Babu and team leader Iqbal Hossain will be asked to resign and the coaching staffs will be directed to pick fresh blood from the age-level teams.

The meeting also formed a three-member committee comprising Harunur Rashid, Fazlur Rahman Babul and Abdus Salam Murshedy to look into the attack on the BFF House on December 22. The committee will submit its report within three days, after holding a hearing.

Murshedy also informed that the draw of Bangabandhu Gold Cup, which will feature Cambodia, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia XI, Bahrain XI, hosts Bangladesh and Bangladesh U-23, will be held tomorrow.

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