12:00 AM, November 08, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:47 PM, November 08, 2016

Saif Global to tie up with BKSP

A Bangladesh player (C) fights for the ball with his Nepal counterpart during their South Asian Games Group B encounter. File Photo: BFF

Saif Global Sports Ltd, sponsor of the JB Bangladesh Premier League, is contemplating launch of a joint-venture with Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan (BKSP) in a quest to bring the budding BKSP footballers under a training programme of foreign coaching staff.

In this regard, the company's chairman Tarafder Ruhul Amin held a meeting with BKSP director general Brigadier General Shamsur Rahman and the two parties agreed in principle to sign an agreement within one month.

“We had earlier sent a proposal to BKSP to take over the charge of BKSP U-14, U-16 and U-18 teams by providing all technical support such as foreign coaches, fitness trainer and doctors. We have agreed in principle to sign an agreement in this regard. We will now send a draft agreement to BKSP and they will take the final approval from the government. We expect to put pen on paper within one month,” Tarafder Ruhul Amin said yesterday.

“The players will stay at the BKSP but we will bear all of their expenses. Training will be designed in our way prescribed by the foreign coaching staff. We will train them for at least five years under the foreign coaches.

After the training, if any players join club sides, then transfer fee will be divided between three parties -- Saif Global Sports, BKSP and the player,” said the businessman, adding that this is a new concept to get quality players for future which may put an end to the decline of country's football.