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Nipu oozes confidence about Kings’ retaining crown

Md Anwar Ullah, Dhaka
Nipu oozes confidence about Kings’ retaining crown

The reigning champion of the Bangladesh Premier League football Bashundhara Kings is eyeing to retain the title will begin the campaign from today (Wednesday) with taking on Uttar Baridhara Club.     

Meanwhile, the season’s curtain raiser Federation Cup tournament has already ended with the top favorite Bashundhara Kings very predictably celebrated the title victory for the second times successively.  

After finishing the warm-up tournament, all 13 teams are going to embark on their league campaign which will kick off from today.  

However, the technical director of Bahsundhara Kings, Bayazid Alam Zubair Nipu put across his opinion about their expectation with the coming league and said they will be competent to carry on the continuity of a splendid start of season’s opener.

Zubair Nipu, also a former footballer when talked to The Independent on Tuesday, sounded confident to keep up the run to finish first to stand on the top of the podium.

“Our team is in very good form, we are 100 percent confident and can give you guarantee that the team will do better than last seasons and the Federation Cup of this season. But this season’s league will be very competitive specially five front liners will find each other very tough,” Nipu said.

“In this respect I like to say the teams apart from us, sixth time champions Abahani Limited, Chittagong Abahani, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra, Saif Sporting Club are very strong sides, none of them will spare any space,” Nipu added.

Nipu, citing the keenly contested final of the Federation Cup when his team survived with a solitary goal win, said, “You may watch the final between Saif Sporting and us (Bashundhara), we could win by only a 1-0 margin.”

Nipu agreed that last year they had tough start (unfinished league) – “Last season we had a horrible start, you saw we suffered two defeats and made a draw out of six games.

But this time we will fight heart and soul not to repeat the last year’s fate, Inshallah.”

Nipu thinks Abahani Limited will be the closest contestant for them but he is confident that they would not outshine Bashundhara, “I think Abahani Limited would be the closest competitor to us but they would not be able to outsmart us; I have the confidence.”   

Nipu gathers the courage as they have a strong side-bench better than others – “We have a strong backup on the side-bench, some of our national team’s players always fielded as changes, in fact our side-bench is as strong as our starting line-up. This is the difference between the competitors and us and that is our advantage.”

This time we have some younger and skilled foreign booters, they played well in the Fed Cup and hope they will play better in the league.        

Nipu is very much optimistic about the newly-recruited Brazilian Robson, as he said, “Actually he likes to play in the role of a playmaker, I hope he will shine in the league too.”

“In all respects we are very much optimistic that we will be able to retain the title,” Nipu said.     
 

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