Dhaka Abahani clinch top slot in BPL Football

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 19 Oct 2016, 21:07:55

Dhaka Abahani clinch top slot in BPL Football

Dhaka Abahani Limited advanced to the top slot in the 12-team JB Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football forcing Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society to concede their first defeat by 0-2 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the city on Wednesday, reports UNB.

With the first defeat in the 11th round match, Rahmatganj MFS went down to the second place in the league table with their previous credit of 22 points from 11 matches, while Dhaka Abahani moved to the top slot in the league table securing 23 points from 11 encounters.

Nigerian booter Sunday Chizoba scored both goals for the popular sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit in the second half.

After a barren first half, striker Sunday Chizoba put Abahani ahead in the 48th minute by a right footed brilliant shot utilising a readymade pass from Jewel Rana (1-0).

Sunday sealed the fate of the match in the stoppage time of the last half by a meritorious long distance from about 50 yards making fool the Rahmatganj custodian Samiul Islam Masum (2-0).

In the day's match, Abahani managed a good chance to take lead in the 32nd minute but the header of their forward Sunday Chizoba was brilliantly saved by Rahmatganj goalie Masum at the cost of a corner.

In the 62nd minute, Abahani spoiled another good chance to double the margin but Rahamatganj defender Saddam Hossain Anny tackled the situation foiling a right footer of Sunday.

Rahamatganj managed a golden opportunity to level the margin in the 49th minute but an angular right footer of Siyo Zunapio was nicely saved by Abahani goalie Shahidul Alam Sohel.

National coloured custodian of Abahani Ltd Shadidul Alam Sohel got marching order in the dying moment of the match as he reacted indecently and pushed down Rahmatganj forward Nurul Absar who fouled him in the danger zone.
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