Dhaka, Feb 11 (bdnews24.com) - Argentine football coach Diego Andres Cruciani is now expected to arrive on Wednesday instead of early Monday. His arrival schedule was changed due to non-availability of the flight.
Abahani football manager Sattyajit Das Rupu informed bdnews24.com over the telephone that Cruciani and three other Argentine players would arrive in the city Wednesday instead of Monday.
"Cruciani and three other Argentine players are now in London and they are not coming Monday due to unavailability of flight and are expected to arrive here Wednesday," said Rupu, who early told bdnews24.com that the coach and the players were coming early Monday.
Argentine football coach Diego Andres Cruciani will take the charge of Abahani Limited ahead of the first-ever professional football league, scheduled to start March 2.
Striker Hernan Parori, midfielder Merino Sanchez and defender Merino Caporale would be seen with the sky-blue jersey as the Abahani officials have pinned their hope on Cruciani selecting the foreign recruits.
"We are not going to witness the trials of three Argentine booters as we believe Crucinai would pick the right choices as he knows our local collections," said the former national booter.
Cruciani is expected to get $ 3000 per month ,besides accommodation, transport and food facilities from the club.
Earlier, Cruciani arrived in Bangladesh on August 2005 with a one-year contract as a coach of the national football team and got a one-month extension to guide the national Under-23 side and left here on September 5 last year.
The Argentine took the Bangladesh national football team to the SAFF Championship final in Pakistan where Bangladesh failed to retain the SAFF title finishing runners-up after losing to India.
Under Cruciani's supervision, Bangladesh also failed to qualify for the quarterfinals of the AFC Challenge Cup in Dhaka and conceded a worst 1-6 defeat against Tajikistan. Bangladesh U-23 team also failed to qualify for the semifinals experiencing a group phase exit.
1. Shahadat Hossain Bangladesh v Zimbabwe (Harare,02/08/2006
) [TV Mufambisi c K. Mashud; E Chigumbura lbw; P Utseya c K. Mashud] 2. Alok Kapali Bangladesh v Pakistan (Peshawar, 27,28,29,30 August 2003
) [S Ahmed c M Mortaza; D Kaneria lbw; U Gul lbw]