Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB)- Dhaka Abahani Ltd are ready to take on India’s Minerva Punjab in the group E match on Wednesday.
The AFC Cup 2019 game will kick-off at 5:45pm (BdST) at Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Six-time Bangladesh Professional Football League champions Abahani are optimistic about winning against former I-League champions Minerva.
Abahani coach Mario Lemos said they were ready for the showdown.
“Minerva Punjab are a very strong team but we have a chance to win,” he told a pre-match media briefing. “We’ll give our 100 percent.”
The visitors are also confident with their head coach Sachin Badadhe giving out a clear message: “We came here to get three points.”
Dhaka Abahani Ltd.: Shahidul Alam Sohel (C), Raihan Hasan, Nabib Newaz Ziban, Waly Faisal, Sunday Chizoba, MasihSaighani, Kervens Belfort, Wellington Priori, Jewel Rana, Rubel Miya, Mamun Miah, Atiqur Rahman Fahad, Imtiaz Sultan Jitu, Sohel Rana, Pranotosh Kumar Das, Mamunul Islam, Tutul Hossain Badsha, Topu Barman, Saad Uddin, Nayeem Mia, Sultan Ahmed Shakil, Faisal Ahmed, Hafizur Rahman, Mohammad Ridoy, Dipok Roy, Mohammad Rony, Ariful Islam, Syed Arafat Hossain Tasin.
Minerva Punjab: Bhaskar Roy, Prateek Joshi, Devansh Debas, Kareem Omolaja, Mahmoud Al Amna, Kalif Alhasan, Samuel Lalmuanpuia, Robert Primus, Akashdeep Singh, Dilliram Sanyasi, Souvik Das, Makan Winkle Chothe, Sreyas Valiyaveettu Gopalan, Aakash Sangwan, Nidhin Lal, Thoiba Singh, Arashapreet Singh, Deepak Devrani, Prabhjot Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Harminder Singh, Salman Lateef, Arshdeep Singh, Amandeep Singh, Moinuddin Khan.
Time- Matches- Time- Venue
April 17: Dhaka Abahani Ltd. vs Minerva Punjab- 5:45 (BST)- Bangladesh
April 17: Chennaiyin FC vs Manang Marshyangdi Club- 7:30 (BST)- India
April 30: Chennaiyin FC vs Dhaka Abahani- 7:30 (BST)- India
May 1: Minerva Punjab vs Manang Marshyangdi Club- 6:30 (BST)- India
May 15: Dhaka Abahani Ltd. vs Chennaiyin FC- 7:00 (BST)- Bangladesh
May 15: Manang Marshyangdi Club vs Minerva Punjab- 3:00 (BST)- Nepal
June 19: Dhaka Abahani Ltd. vs Manang Marshyangdi Club- 5:45 (BST)- Bangladesh
June 19: Minerva Punjab vs Chennaiyin FC- 6:30 (BST)- India
June 26: Minerva Punjab vs Dhaka Abahani Ltd.- TBC- India
June 26: Manang Marshyangdi Club vs Chennaiyin FC- TBC- Nepal