Fixtures

Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 07/03 10:00 18 Саиф Спортинг Клаб vs Абахани Дакка - View
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 07/06 10:00 19 Шейх Джамал vs Саиф Спортинг Клаб - View
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 07/20 10:00 21 Уттар Баридхара Клаб vs Саиф Спортинг Клаб - View
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 07/26 10:00 22 Саиф Спортинг Клаб vs Муктийоддха СКК - View

Результаты

Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 06/28 10:00 17 Саиф Спортинг Клаб v Swadhinata KS L 1-2
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 06/23 10:00 16 [5] Читтагонг Абахани v Саиф Спортинг Клаб [4] W 3-4
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 05/12 09:45 15 [6] Мохамммедан Дакка v Саиф Спортинг Клаб [4] W 1-3
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 05/07 09:45 14 [8] ФК Шейх Руссел v Саиф Спортинг Клаб [5] W 0-1
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 04/30 09:30 13 [5] Саиф Спортинг Клаб v Рахматгандж МФС [9] W 4-2
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 04/25 09:30 12 [6] Бангладеш Полис Клаб v Саиф Спортинг Клаб [7] W 1-6
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 04/21 09:00 12 Бангладеш Полис Клаб v Саиф Спортинг Клаб - PPT.
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 04/08 09:30 11 [11] Муктийоддха СКК v Саиф Спортинг Клаб [6] D 3-3
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 04/03 09:30 10 Саиф Спортинг Клаб v Уттар Баридхара Клаб W 3-0
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 03/29 09:00 12 Мохамммедан Дакка v Саиф Спортинг Клаб - PPT.
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 03/16 09:30 9 [1] Башундхара Кингс v Саиф Спортинг Клаб [6] L 4-3
Бангладеш - Премьер-лига 03/11 09:30 8 [6] Саиф Спортинг Клаб v Шейх Джамал [3] D 2-2

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 34 17 17
Wins 19 8 11
Draws 7 6 1
Losses 8 3 5
Goals for 74 31 43
Goals against 51 22 29
Clean sheets 7 5 2
Failed to score 5 3 2

Wikipedia - Saif Sporting Club

Saif Sporting Club is an association football club based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It currently competes in the Bangladesh Football Premier League, the top flight of Bangladeshi football.

The club is owned by Saif Powertec Limited. The main goal of the club is to bring professionalism in every step.

History

Saif Sporting Club formed officially in August 2016. On September 10, 2016 Bangladesh Football Federation gave the green signal to the club to participate in 2016 Bangladesh Championship League.

Inaugural season (2015–16)

The club appointed the Serbian Nikola Kavazovic as their first head coach in September 2016. He was the first ever foreign coach in Bangladesh Championship League history, which is the second-tier football league of the country. Riyadul Hasan Rafi was the first ever captain of the club.

Saif Sporting Club played their first official match against T & T Club on October 29, 2016, during 2016 Bangladesh Championship League. Sumon Ali scored the first ever goal for the club in same match where the club was victorious by 3–1 goal margin. They finished the league as runners-up and got promoted to Bangladesh Football Premier League. They were unbeaten through the season with six wins and eight draws. Motin Mia scored 5 goals from 12 matches for the club and won the player of the tournament award.

Top flight and Asia (2017–18)

The club went to Kolkata for their preseason conditioning camp in March 2017. They are the first ever Bangladeshi club to go abroad for preseason camp. On 22 March 2017, they played their first friendly against I-League 2nd Division side Southern Samity, where the match ended with a 2–2 scoreline. On March 28 they beat East Bengal F.C. youth team by 1–0. On April 10, 2017, they played another friendly against East Bengal F.C. youth team and the match ended with 1–1 scoreline. Serbian coach Nikola Kavazovic was sacked from the club during this pre season camp. The ex-Ghana striker Kim Grant was appointed as new head coach for the club in April 2017. On 27 April 2017, the club officially announced Ryan Northmore as their assistant coach for upcoming season.

On April 29 the club completed their player registration for upcoming season. The club submitted a list of 27 registered players to BFF, including three foreign footballers. The club also provided seven of their local players – Sazzad, Kabir, Shadin, Saddam, Rafi, Likhon and Rahim – four-year contracts. Pinning down such number of players to long-term contracts is an unusual scene in the country's domestic football scenario. Saif later named Jamal Bhuyan as the captain. Jamal, the expatriate footballer, signed a 14-month contract with the option of extending the deal. The club also signed national booters Shakil Ahmed, Hemanta Vincent Biswas, Jewel Rana, Ariful Islam and Topu Barman, who was paid the highest. They also recruited Chittagong Abahani youngster and winger Mohammad Ibrahim and Rahmatganj defender Shawkat Russel. Saif Sporting's foreign signings include forwards Hember Valencia, Alvi Fokou Fopa and midfielder Deiner Córdoba.

Saif SC started their 2017 Bangladesh Federation Cup journey with 1–1 goal draw against defending champion Dhaka Abahani. Mohammad Ibrahim scored that only goal for the club. However they lost their next game against Muktijoddha Sangsad KS by 1–0 and were out of the tournament. On 28 July 2017, Saif Sporting Club played their first professional league game against Dhaka Abahani where they lost the match by a 3–2 margin. On August 5, 2017, the club won their first professional league game against Arambagh KS by 1–0 scoreline. Motin Mia scored the winning goal for the club. On 26 August 2017, Colombian forward Hember Valencia scored the club's first ever hat-trick, as Saif trashed Brothers Union 5–0 during 2017 Bangladesh Premier League.

Kim Grant was sacked from the club after the first leg of 2017 Bangladesh Football Premier League. Assistant coach Ryan Northmore replaced him as the new head coach of the club. During mid-season transfer window the club released Colombian Deiner Cordoba and signed Charlie Sheringham (son of former English forward Teddy Sheringham) for the second leg of 2017 Bangladesh Football Premier League. Saif Sporting Club played their first match against Dhaka Abahani on 13 November 2017 under the guidance of their new head coach Ryan Northmore and were victorious by 2–1 margin. New foreign recruit Wedson Anselme and Charlie Sheringham both of them scored one goal each in this match for the club on their debut.

On 2 January 2018, history was created as Saif Sporting Club beat Sheikh Russel KC 2–1 to qualify for the 2018 AFC Cup playoffs after confirming at least a fourth-place finish in the Bangladesh Premier League and they did it on their professional debut and in just two seasons of emergence. Saif signed Uzbek midfielder Ahror Umarjonov as an Asian foreigner recruit for AFC cup. On 23 January 2018, Saif made their continental cup debut against Maldivian side TC Sports Club at Bangabandhu National Stadium in 2018 AFC Cup. They lost the match by 0–1 margin. But they were bit unlucky as the whole game was dominated by them and their fours attempts were denied by woodwork. They lost the second leg by 1–3 goals (On aggregate : 1–4) & were out of the tournament. The club also say goodbye 2017–18 Independence Cup from group stage. Due to poor performance in both domestic and continental circuit Head Coach Ryan Northmore was sacked from the club at end of the season.

Stagnation (2018–21)

On 25 February 2018, The club announced the name of Stewart Hall as their new head coach for 2018–19 season. On 15 April 2018, the club officially introduced Stewart Hall as their new head coach to the fans. On the same day, it was also revealed that Tanzanian Dennis Kitambi will join the club as an assistant coach for the upcoming season. On 1 August 2018, club signed South Korean forward Park Seung-il as their first ever Asian visa foreigner for upcoming league.

On 23 September 2018, Saif SC clinched the Bodousa Cup title with a 2–0 win over ISL side Jamshedpur FC Reserves in the final at Katchujan Field, Tinsukia. Russian playmaker Denis Bolshakov opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Korean striker Park Seung-il doubled the lead from the penalty spot five minutes from the final whistle and confirm the first ever international silverware for his club. By 14 October, the club completed their player registration for upcoming season. The club submitted a list of 32 registered players to BFF, including four foreign footballers. Saif SC started their 2018 Bangladesh Federation Cup journey with a 3–1 goal victory over Team BJMC. After managing about only two matches as head coach of the club, Stewart Hall left the club with mutual understanding. On 7 November 2018, it was revealed that Johnny McKinstry is the new head coach of the club and he is likely to be seen at the dugout during Saif's 2018 Bangladesh Federation Cup quarterfinal match against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. Eventually they lost the game by 2-1 goals and were out of the tournament with McKinstry watching from the stands as Assistant Coach Dennis Kitambi was placed in charge of the team on an interim basis. Later British coach Alex McCarthy joined as an assistant of McKinstry. Another British Scott Bowen served as goalkeeping coach of the club during the season.

Jamal Bhuyan's spectacular late free-kick earned Saif SC a hard-fought 1–0 win over Team BJMC in McKinstry's first match in charge and the inaugural match of 2018 Independence Cup, on 1 December 2018. Saif lost the quarter final against Dhaka Abahani by a solitary goal from Kervens Belfort. On 19 January 2019, Saif Sporting Club were off to a winning start in the Bangladesh Premier League 2018–19 season as they handed Rahmatganj MFS a 2–1 defeat at Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh. On 6 April 2019, Saif Sporting Club defeated NoFeL SC 1–0 in the Bangladesh Premier League 2018–19 with a goal from Park Seung-il. This victory saw McKinstry become the Head Coach with the greatest number of competitive victories in the club's history, overtaking both Kavazović and Grant.

On 3 August 2019, Saif appointed former Real Kashmir F.C. physio Shariq Ahmed as their new head of physiotherapist. On 25 September 2019, Swiss coach Silvio Coray joined the club as a new assistant coach. On 7 November, Saif Sporting appointed Maldivian Mohamed Nizam as the new head coach ahead of the upcoming football season 2019–20. On 2 January 2020, Mohamed Nizam was sacked from the club due to poor results in 2019–20 Bangladesh Federation Cup. On 5 January 2020, Drago Mamić named as the new head coach of the club. However, on 17 May 2020, the league was declared cancelled by the BFF executive committee. On 27 October 2020, Paul Put named as the new head coach of the club. Saif reached their first-ever Federation Cup final on 6 January 2021, thrashing former finalist Chittagong Abahani by 3-0 goals. Saif finished the 2020–21 Bangladesh Premier League season at a disappointing fourth place.

Restructuring (2021–present)

On 23 November 2021, Saif hired former Bangladesh national team manager Andrés Cruciani as their head-coach.

On 7 February 2022, Saif signed Bangladeshi expatriate player Samuel Elhaz Hudson from Silsden FC.

On 24 March 2022, the clubs Managing Director Nasiruddin Chowdhury and General Secretary Mahbubur Rahman Sumon announced their resignation.