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8 booters leave Dhaka for Gazipur

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Sports Reporter :
The 8 footballers left the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) House for Sarah Resort in Gazipur on Wednesday to take part in the conditioning camp. The 8 booters are-Pappu Hossain, , Faisal Ahmed Fahim, Manik Hossain Mollah, SM Monjurur Rahman Manik, Mohammad Abdullah, Yasin Arafat, Biplu Ahmed and Mahbubur Rahman.
Before leaving the BFF House their coronavirus test arranged by BFF was held on the same day. It may be mentioned that the first group (12 booters) were bound to leave Dhaka for Gazipur.Nazmul Islam Russell, MS Bablu, Sumon Reza have tested positive for coronavirus by the Covid-19 test, organized by BFF.
The booters were also asked to take part in their coronavirus test by their personal initiative. But Bishwanath Ghosh could not physically present at the BFF House as he has tested positive for coronavirus. After getting his coronavirus report he sent his Covid-19 report at the BFF House on the same day. The other footballers have tested negative for coronavirus.
The 36 members preliminary squad of Bangladesh Football team were due to participate in a residential coaching camp at the Sarah Resort in Gazipur. The coaching camp will be held marking the rest of the four matches of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022 and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers 2023. Bangladesh will take on Afghanistan on October 8, face Qatar on October 13, meet India on November 12 and face Oman on November 17. The fill-fledged conditioning camp will be held under the supervision of Head Coach of Bangladesh Football team Jamie day from August 21.
The booters would leave BFF House splitting into four groups. But Motin Mia, Mashuk Mia and Atiqur Rahman would not join the camp as they were not available for the camp. They will play for Bashundhara Kings in AFC Cup 2020 in Maldives. The three booters will take part in the coaching camp under supervision of Bashundhara Kings. Later, he will play in the four matches of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022 and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers 2023.

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