DHAKA: Argentine forward Hernan Barcos arrived in Dhaka to join Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football champions Bashundhara Kings on Wednesday morning ahead of their maiden AFC Cup campaign.
He will represent Bashundhara Kings in the AFC Cup and the 2nd leg of BPL. However, he will not be able to play in the 1st leg of the league as the registration window has already closed.
Barcos made his debut for Argentina against Brazil. He played four matches for Argentina, including two in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Chile and Uruguay.
He also has experiences to play with legendary footballer Lionel Messi.
The 35-year-old forward could not score for Argentina although he has huge goals in club football. In his 16-year career in club football, he played in Brazil, Argentina, China, Ecuador and Colombia.
He scored 38 goals in 64 matches for LDU Quito in Ecuador league. Last year, he played for Colombian team Atletico Nacional. He scored 14 goals in 42 matches.
BPL champions Bashundhara Kings are going to play in the Asian top club competition for the first time. They want to show their best performance in the AFC Cup.
Dhaka Abahani played the zonal semifinal play-off of the Asian Cup last year which has boosted Bashundhara Kings' morale.
Last year, Bashundhara Kings recruited World Cup-playing Costa Rica booter Daniel Colindres. This time, they signed another world star.
Bashundhara Kings will play their first match in the AFC Cup on 11 March at Bangabandhu National Stadium against TC Sports Club of the Maldives.
BDST: 1317 HRS, FEB 05, 2020