Kings unveil Colindres
Costa Rica striker Daniel Colindres officially signed a one-year contract with Bashundhara Kings for the Bangladesh Premier League season, which begins on October 22, yesterday. The 33-year-old hopes that the experience he gathered abroad, including the 2018 Russia World Cup, can benefit Bangladesh football.
Colindres, who played as a substitute in two of Costa Rica’s 2018 World Cup fixtures, was introduced to the media after the signing ceremony in the Bashundhara Residential Area yesterday. Bashundhara Kings’ Spanish coach Oscar Bruzon and club president Imrul Hasan were present at the occasion.
“I want to thank the club president and head coach for giving me the opportunity to play for this club. I came here with lots of expectations and dreams to fulfil,” Colindres told reporters. “I want to deliver my best with utmost dedication and professionalism and I am looking forward to sharing my experience with my teammates and satisfy the football fans.”
Colindres turned down two other offers — one from a South American club and another from an Indian outfit — to accept Bashundhara Kings’ proposal, he claimed.
Bashundhara Kings president Hasan informed that they signed the Costa Rican for one year, effective from yesterday, and that they kept a clause to extend the contract, subject to the club’s qualification for the AFC Cup.
Although Hasan did not reveal the contract’s details, he informed that they have been trying to rope in other World Cup players, either from Peru or a European country, to complete their foreign player quota. He also informed that they will sign an Afghan player under the Asian quota.