Saif Sporting Club once again kept their faith in foreign coaches, appointing Mohammad Nizam of Maldives for the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League.
Nizam is the fourth foreign coach to ply his trade for Saif SC, who first appointed Serbian Nikola Kavazovic for the Bangladesh Championship League before roping in Englishmen Ryan Northmore and Johnny McKinstry for the last two seasons of the Bangladesh Premier league, where Saif SC finished fourth on both occasions.
“We were actually looking forward to having a result-oriented coach because we saw in the last two seasons that the European coaches went through some experiments by playing the players in different position and we could not achieve our expected results in the league.
“We interviewed at least 10 coaches and selected Nizam, who I think is a performance-oriented coach who delivered two runners-up trophy to TC Sports of Maldives in three years as well as helped them clinch Sheikh Kamal International tournament in 2017,” managing director of Saif SC Nasiruddin Chowdhury told The Daily Star.
Chowdhury elaborated further on the appointment of Nizam, who got took part in his AFC A license coaches’ course in Bangladesh and last year, when he watched about 10 matches of the Bangladesh Premier League.
“Most of our players played for Saif SC for nearly four years, so they are proven campaigners and Nizam also knows the standard of Bangladesh football, so we believe Nizam can do better in Bangladesh,” said Chowdhury, adding that they have signed a contract for one season with Nizam, who will be paid a monthly salary.