Bangladesh National Football team are suffering from serious injury problems just before the six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup that gets underway Wednesday at Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
Center-back Tutul Hossain Badsha and reliable forward Nabib Newaz Ziban have been ruled out of the team due to fever.
Ziban has been suffering from fever for last few days while Badsha left the camp with fever on Sunday.
Chattogram Abahani defender Monjurur Rahman has been included in the place of Badsha while Saif SC midfielder Foysal Ahmed Fahim included in the team another replacement.
Dhaka Abahani-booter-cum former national captain Mamunul Islam Mamun is recovering from a muscle injury, but he is still uncertain about making the first eleven.
Mamun got the injury during a training session at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur recently.
In this situation, Bangladesh Head Coach Jamie Day said, "We have lost some of our key players, we have to deal with the situation, but the remaining members of the team are well prepared."
"We included young Fahim [Foysal Ahmed Fahim] in the team as he has some experience. We have got our playing eleven, but you have to wait till January 15." Jamie added.