Bashundhara Kings have signed Brazilian midfielder Miguel Ferreira Damasceno for rest of the season. Miguel last played for Brazilian top division (Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A) outfit Goias Esporte Clube before joining Kings.
Twnety one years old Brazilian footballer signed a five-month contract with Kings during a signing ceremony held at the club office in Dhaka on April 16.
‘We have signed a contract with him [Miguel] for the league and AFC Cup. He will be with the club up to August,’ Kings president Imrul Hasan told the media after signing the deal.
Imrul also informed that his club would sign another foreign player either a Brazilian or a Spaniard within the next two days and lamented Brazilian midfielder Jonathan Fernandes’ unavailability in the BPL first-leg, which was ended on April 9.
‘Jonathan could not play the league [BPL] for injury and finally he had to leave the club. We completed the first-leg with one less foreign player than the quota. So, it became essential for us to recruit foreign players,’ he added.
Miguel will be joining compatriot Robson Azevedo da Silva, Bosnia midfielder Stojan Vranjes and Iranian defender Khaled Shafiei as Kings foreign player.
Bangladesh Premier League champions Bashundhara Kings will play their AFC Cup Group D games against India’s Gokulam Kerala, Maziya Sports and Recreation of the Maldives and the winners of play-off match (South) between Bangladesh’s Abahani Limited and India’s ATK Mohun Bagan, scheduled to be held in Kolkata on Tuesday.