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Booters eye SAFF title
Bangladesh coach Oscar Bruzon (R) and skipper Jamal Bhuyan pose for a photo during a press conference at the BFF House on Monday. Photo: Collected

Booters eye SAFF title

The first and last trophy Bangladesh won in SAFF Championship was back in Dhaka in 2003, the last final in which Bangladesh qualified was in Karachi, 2005 and the last semi-final qualification was in Dhaka, 2009.In the last four SAFF Championships, Bangladesh even failed to cross the group stage. Booters suffered failure as well in the last SAFF Championship during 2018 at home turf. Team Bangladesh, who are inflicted with only disappointment at the South Asian championship in the last decade are this time keeping an eye on the title.The Bangladesh team is going to Male on Tuesday with the aim of winning the SAFF Championship scheduled to be held in Maldives from 1 to 16 October. Before leaving, at a press conference on Monday, interim coach Oscar Bruzon and captain Jamal Bhuiyan announced their goal to become champions.It is good to be optimistic but can we not say that the quest of the team to become champions is too farfetched? The team that could not reach the semi-finals of the last four SAFF, will be champion this time! However, skipper Jamal Bhuyan gave some arguments behind his team’s goal of becoming champions. According to him, the players of the current team have been together for a long time and there is an urge in everyone to do something good.The Bangladesh captain said, "We have been working hard for a few days in practice. Players are ready to give their best. We want to show our game. We have to do something, we want to show something. We are confident, we want to move forward match by match and hope we can reach the goal that we have set fo...

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