Mezbah, Shirin’s dejection turns into elation

It was almost certain that none from the Bangladesh athletics team would go to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro when the Bangladesh Olympic Association received no wild-cards on the deadline day of July ...

‘Siddikur made me jealous and proud’

Dhaka Tribune Sports (DTS): How much did you progress in your 12 months of training in Thailand? Mahfizur Rahman Sagor (MRS): I spent a year in Thailand from June 2015-2016. The scholarship was pro ...

Two Abahanis battle today

The two favourites of this season’s premier league, four-time professional league champions Abahani Limited and rising powerhouse Chittagong Abahani will take on each other in their first match ...

Saintfiet to pen deal on July 27

Tom Saintfiet hopes to sign the three-month contract with the Bangladesh Football Federation as the head coach on July 27, after the Belgian was overlooked by Nigeria as their technical adviser. Sa ...

The thankless life of a referee

At the end of the Copa America final on Monday, the tournament officials who were handing out the medals and trophies hugged a smiling Brazilian referee Heber Lopes. His two red cards in the first hal ...

Super-sub Robin sinks Chittagong Abahani

Independence Cup champions Chittagong Abahani are on the verge of getting knocked out of the Federation Cup group stages after their 1-0 loss against Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra in their last Gro ...

As usual, discipline takes a backseat

More often than not in the Bangladesh sports arena, the rule of law does not run its own course. Rather it is performance which dictates whether a particular national team player should be reprimanded ...

Salahuddin, Kruif keen to rejuvenate national team

The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin and head coach Lodewijk de Kruif want to rejuvenate a disorganised situation of the national team and prepare the players well ahead ...

Rubel patiently biding his time

Rubel Mia’s goal with the bicycle kick in the Independence Cup final sealed the win for Chittagong Abahani against Abahani Limited earlier this month. The strike is arguably one of the best goal ...

De Kruif wants to ‘bring back glory’

Dutch coach Lodewijk de Kruif landed in Dhaka yesterday to take over as Bangladesh’s temporary head coach ahead of their AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers play-offs against Tajikistan on June 2 and 7. ...

Shishir Hoque

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