Bashundhara Kings brings in ace goalie Mitul
Bashundhara Kings managed to rope in national squad goalkeeper Mitul Hasan, midfielder Mohammad Shamim and Nayeem for their upcoming Bangladesh Premier League 2018 campaign during a contract signing ceremony at Bashundhara Kings Headquarters in Bashundhara Residential Area on Wednesday.
Mitul was played for Lt Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd in BPL 2017 while Shamim adorned Farashganj Sporting Club colours. Nayeem came after a successful campaign with Victoria Sporting Club in Bangladesh Champions League 2017.
So far Kings have inked the contract papers with midfielder Towhidul Alam Sabuj, defender Nurul Nayeem Faisal and midfielder Mohammad Ibrahim.
Mannaf Rabby and Krishna Kumar came onboard Bashundhara setup while Shoaib along with goalkeeper Rakibul Hasan Tushar also inked their contracts with Bashundhara Kings.
Hemonto Vincent Biswas, defender Didarul Haque and midfielder Salahuddin formalised their contracts with Kings.
As part of free transfer regime, the players were signed in. Sabuj and Nurul played for Chittagong Abahani in the BPL 2017 while Ibrahim was part of Saif Sporting.
Bashundhara Kings retained two of their players from their Bangladesh Championship League 2017 campaign as binding players.
But domestic star Towhidul Alam Sabuj will be the heart of Kings’ attack. The top Bangladeshi scorer of last two season of BPL, Sabuj, was the stalwart of Chittagong Abahani and Dhaka Mohammedan in past iterations of the league.
This will be Kings’ maiden appearance in BPL.
BPL transfer window opened on July 25 ahead of the upcoming season of the country’s top league.
A total of 13 clubs will be participating in the competition.
Player recruitments began on July 25 and will go on till October 15.
Bangladesh Premier League 2018 will commence on November 23, 2018 and go on till the last week of May 2019.
Bangladesh became the latest member association to adopt Asian Football Confederation’s 3+1 rule which will allow clubs to recruit one player of Asian origin in addition to their regular quota of three foreigners.
Bangladesh Football Federation executive committee decided to embrace the new AFC rule which encourages the mobility of talented Asian players and provides a boost to the game regionally.