The professional football league will take time to take a shape and it is not so easy to set professionalism in football, a senior official of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said Wednesday, reports BDNEWS.
"Don't expect us to achieve a miracle in a short time," AFC's Director of National Associations and Clubs Department Brendan Menton told newsmen at BFF Bhaban Wednesday.
General Secretary of the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Anwarul Haq Helal and Chairman of the professional football league committee Kazi Salahuddin were also present on the occasion.
Brendan leading a three-member AFC delegation comprising two other officers of the same department Imtiaz Rehman and Subrata Suresh to conduct a three-day workshop to update the representatives from 12 participating teams for the pro-league.
Brendan recalled the objective of AFC's Vision Bangladesh programme introduced two years back, saying, "The launch of the professional football league in Bangladesh in September will probably be the first high profile progress under the Vision Bangladesh."
Adding more, Brendan said, "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."
Earlier, Bangladesh's legendary football hero Kazi Salauddin said it will be a historic move for Bangladesh football.
Faridpur DSA is likely to be dropped from the league as they are non-responsive to the league process. Rahmatganj possess a strong chance to replace Faridpur being eighth in the last premier league.