Published: Friday, May 17, 2013

MSC’s no to Super Cup

The fate of this season’s money spinning Super Cup hangs in the balance after giants Mohammedan SC high official   said that they won’t take part, citing lack of a playing squad.
BFF president Kazi Salahuddin, on Wednesday, announced that the Super Cup would be held in June following dialogue with the clubs. But Mohammedan’s decision has now seemingly thrown the tournament in a quandary.
“We are not going to take part in the Super Cup as we have already released all of our players at the end of the Premier League. The decision was taken at the meeting of the team management,” said Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan, director in charge of Mohammedan SC Ltd.
“For us, it will be tough to reassemble the players, as a few of them had already promised to join other clubs in the upcoming season, so we think the Super Cup would be a hotchpotch tournament,” said Bhuiyan.
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club are also in hesitant about taking part.
“I can’t give you any comments regarding Sheikh Jamal’s participation in the Super Cup as six to seven local players have been suffering from injuries,” said Sheikh Jamal DC president Manjur Kader.
One positive for the BFF is that other clubs like Abahani, Sheikh Russel KC, Team BJMC, Feni Soccer are ready to take part in the tournament as soon as the BFF declares the schedule officially.