Sunday, January 10, 2016, Poush 27, 1422 BS, Rabiul Awal 28, 1437 Hijri

Bangabandhu Gold Cup
All we dream a win: Moreno
Mahtab Uddin
Published :Sunday, 10 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 10
Before their first match of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup-2016 today (Sunday), Bangladesh U-23 National Football Team Head Coach Gonzalo Sanchez Moreno on Saturday said that he and his boys were dreaming about winning the matches in the tournament.
Bangladesh Under-23 National Football Team, the Youth Tigers, will take on Bahrain Youths in the first Group-B match of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup-2016 today at 2:45 pm (BST) at the Shams-Ul-Huda Stadium in Jessore.
Channel 9 and BTV will telecast the match live while Bangladesh Betar will broadcast live-commentary from the venue.
Since the memory of the recent SAFF failure is not faded yet and the fans are expecting a better result from the youths after the senior team set a flying start in the opener of the BGC with a 4-2 win over the Lankans on Friday.
Bangladesh Olympic Team had not played in any edition of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup earlier. As the youth are taking part in the event this year along with the seniors, local supporters are looking forward to see something better from them.
Usually, national youth team does not get enough opportunity to play international matches. So, BGC is a golden opportunity for them to be prepared for the next SA Games as well.
Bangladesh U-23 Head Coach Gonzalo Sanchez Moreno had been busy with 25 players of the team for last few days. The coach admitted that the lacking of preparation before coming in Jessore and tried to prepare the boys with his best in this time.
On the other hand, a question aroused on Saturday morning when the youths arrived in Jessore through airplane just 30 hours before the match. Fans are worried about what good the tired boys would bring from the match. Yet coach Gonzalo was not that worried about the matter at all.
Though they didn't get enough time for the preparation, the Spanish coach of the country was hoping for good results from the very first match.
"My boys are all prepared to play the match tomorrow. Yet it is a new team but the boys are not feeling any pressure. Our dream is to win the match."
Bangladesh Assistant Coach Syed Golam Jilani said, "Maximum players of the very team is trained up by me and I know them very well. I believe that the boys will not dishearten the spectators."
"This event will be a better place to prepare the boys for the upcoming SA Games. Since there is opportunity to field three to four senior players in the Olympic team, we will also play three players in the event."
Bahrain coach Marjan Eid was also expecting to do well in the tournament. He said, "We had to leave from the group round in last year but expecting to play the semi-final this year."
The coach added that this very team is named Under-23 while maximum of his boys were indeed under-21 as they were born in 1995 to 1996. No National team player was in the team.

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