Bangladesh finds football professionalism not easy

Bangladesh's professional football league will take time to take a shape, a senior official of the Asian Football Confederation, Brendan Menton, told BDNEWS. "Don't expect achieve a miracle in a short time," AFC's Director of National Associations and Clubs Department had warned a three-day workshop to update the representatives of the 12 participating teams in the new pro-league. Earlier, Bangladesh's legendary football hero Kazi Salauddin said the professional league will be a historic move for Bangladesh football.

Menton recalled the objective of AFC's Vision Bangladesh program introduced two years back. "The launch of the professional football league in Bangladesh in September will probably be the first high profile progress under the Vision Bangladesh," he said, adding however that "it's not possible to develop a league like J-League in Bangladesh in just one year ... we want to maintain slow and steady tactics to develop a strong professional league."

Media reports suggest that Faridpur DSA is likely to be dropped from the new league as they are non-responsive to the professionalim process and will be replaced by Rahmatganj.