Jamie Day relieved for 2 months, Óscar Bruzón to coach in SAFF
News Desk || risingbd.com
Jamie Day (left) and Óscar Bruzón (File photo)
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has relieved the national team head coach Jamie Day, days before kicking off the SAFF (South Asian Football Federation) Championship.
Meanwhile, Bashundhara Kings coach Óscar Bruzón has given charges to lead the team in the upcoming SAFF Championship tournament.
The decision was taken in a meeting of Bangladesh Football Federation’s (BFF’s) national teams committee on Friday (September 17).
BFF vice-president Kazi Nabil Ahmed confirmed the matter to risingbd.
The 13th edition of SAFF Championship is set to kick off on October 1 and will continue till October 16.
Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka on the very first day of the tournament. The boys in red and green will play against India on October 4. On October 7, Bangladesh will take on the host and current champion Maldives. Bangladesh will play the last match of the league phase against Nepal on October 13.
Mentionable, since August 2018, the 41-year-old British coach has steered the team to nine wins, five draws and 15 defeats in 29 matches. Bangladesh were eliminated from the group stages of the 2018 SAFF Championship by virtue of goal difference despite securing six points, as many as Nepal and Pakistan.