Lemos in charge of national team
Mario Lemos has been appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh national football team to guide the men in red and green in the upcoming four-nation invitational tournament to be held in Sri Lanka, National Teams Committee (NTC) chairman and Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) vice-president Kazi Nabil Ahmed confirmed today.
Lemos, Dhaka Abahani's head coach since 2018, is the latest inclusion as the head coach of the national team following the appointment of Oscar Bruzon, who was also the interim coach for the recently concluded SAFF Championship. The Spaniard Bruzon had previously taken over from British coach Jamie Day, who is still under BFF's contract as a coach.
"Basically, Lemos is appointed for the Sri Lanka tour in mind. Since he has been working in Dhaka for the past 2-3 years, he is aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the players and our playing system," Nabil told the media today.
"Due to his experience of dealing with the top players of the country and combining his successful track record with Abahani [Dhaka Abahani], we have decided to appoint him," added the BFF's vice-president.
When asked when the 35-year-old Portuguese coach will begin training, Nabil replied:
"He [Lemos] is currently in Korea [South Korea] and is expected to arrive here in two to three days time and we hope he'll be able to begin training from October 25."