Players participate in exclusive training

23 Sep 2022 | 08:31 | Football

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has conducted a lot of Coach Training Courses to train more football coaches in the last few years, but this time they took a different initiative when organize a course just for current and former players.

As part of the AFC Elite Coach program for BFF 2022 players, 10 current and former national players – including senior men’s national team captain Jamal Bhuiyan, former captain Mamunul Islam and national goalkeeper Ashraful Islam Rana – today attended the first session led by BFF technical director Paul Smalley. This course will last until December.

In addition to Jamal, Mamunul and Rana, national team Towhidul Alam Sabuz and former national team players Wali Faisal, Shahedul Alam Shahed, Faisal Mahmud and Didarul Haque attended while Nasiruddin Chowdhury and Jahid Parvez Chowdhury attended digitally. .

The BFF’s mindset is to prepare the national players so that they can start their coaching careers after their playing time is up. However, the only prerequisite for this particular course is that each participant must play at least one match for the national team.

“Education and learning has no end. We all come here to learn. I think this course will help me a lot if I pursue a career as a coach in the future because I have learned a lot. and come into contact with a lot of coaches,” said former captain Mamunul Islam.

Jamal Bhuiyan added: “Some of us are in the Bangladesh Premier League and others have 20 years of experience in football. So they understand football very well and are willing to share it with them. upcoming players.”

“We have to learn first and then start imparting those lessons because we have no experience in coaching. So we have to learn. I’m taking the course because I’ve seen a lot of demand. European players do it because they want to understand football better. I think the course will also help improve my play.”

However, Jamal admits that he still has no concrete plans for the future.