Vol. 5 Num 926 Sat. January 06, 2007  

3 more booters for Olympic squad

Bangladesh Olympic football team's technical adviser Abu Yusuf has included three more footballers to the squad yesterday.

Yusuf added fullback Arup, midfielder Ridon and defender Ramjan to the 30-member side that will resume training today under coach Saiful Bari Titu after the Eid vacation.

Bangladesh will face Hong Kong in the pre-qualifiers of the under-23 competition, at home on February 7 and in Hong Kong a week later.

The squad will be reduced to 25 within the next five days and all the members will receive the facilities of the national team players including Tk 10,000 as monthly salary.

The players are expected to join training at the BUET ground today and will switch to the Army Stadium from tomorrow.

They will get the chance to play a preparation match against South Korean club Ulsan on February 2 in Dhaka. The Asian giants, who earlier visited Bangladesh to play an AFC Club Cup match against Mohammedan, will arrive on January 30.