Newcomers Saif Sporting Club roped in former Sheikh Jamal DC striker Wedson Anselme yesterday for the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League's second-leg, which is expected to begin in October. After arriving in the capital from Haiti on the same day, Wedson was presented to the media by his new club.
Last season, the 31-year-old marksman played for East Bengal in the I-League, where he struck eight goals in 14 matches.
The Haitian striker is now all set start his second Bangladesh stint as he previously played for Sheikh Jamal for four consecutive seasons.
“I think Bangladesh is my second home because for the last five years I stayed in Bangladesh, which is more than I spent my country. I know everything in Bangladesh. I played here in a big time in my career that's why I came back here again,” said Wedson, adding that Saif SC's Managing Director Nasiruddin Chowdhury convinced him to join the outfit.
Wedson, who scored 26 goals for champions Sheikh Jamal during the 2013-14 seasons, will officially sign the contract within the mid-term transfer window, which is scheduled to open on September 21.
“I have come here early because I want to keep my fitness levels high and learn about the teammates by practicing with them. I don't know how many matches I can play but our target is to make Saif SC champions,” concluded Wedson, who is expected to receive Tk55 lakh for a six month contract.