Kathmandu, June 1
Bal Gopal Maharjan, former coach of the Nepali national football team, has been appointed the coach of Bangladeshi ‘A’ division club Brothers Union. This makes Maharjan the first Nepali coach to train an international team.
Under Maharjan’s leadership, the Nepali national team had won two international-level matches last year. Maharjan led the national team to victory in the U-19 SAFF Championship in 2015 and again in Bangabandhu Cup in early 2016.
Brothers Union is a premier league Bangladeshi football club which finished at the fifth spot during the 2013/14 season. Maharjan, himself, has played for the club for three seasons from the year 1991-93. The club had won Bangladesh’s Federation Club in 1991 when Maharjan was a player.
The club became an ‘A’ division club in 1975 and became the country’s ‘A’ division champions in 2004. The club became the consecutive winner of Bangladesh Premier League during the 2003/4 and 2005 season.
Maharjan’s tenure will be of three months.
Published on June 1st, Wednesday, 2016 3:00 PM