Dhaka, Dec 18 (UNB) – Brothers Union Club will play Sheikh Russel KC in the first semifinal of the 13-team Walton Independence Cup Football Tournament 2018 at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday (Dec 19).
The match will kick off at 4:30 pm.
State owned Bangladesh Television will telecast the match live while Bangladesh Beter will broadcast the running commentary of the match.
In the other semifinal on Thursday, defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will face newcomers and big budgeted Bashundhara Kings at the same venue and time.
The Gopibagh outfit Brothers Union booked a seat for the semifinal eliminating formidable Arambagh KS by 4-3 goals in tiebreaker after a 3-3 draw in the stipulated period of the 1st quarterfinals. Brothers Union reached quarterfinal as Group C runners-up with only two points from two matches.
Sheikh Russel KC smartly qualified for the semifinal eliminating stronger Chattogram Abahani Limited by 2-0 goals in the 2nd quarterfinals. They also booked a seat for last eight as Group D runners-up with two points from two outings.
Holders Dhaka Abahani Limited moved into the semifinal of the Independence Cup Football Tournament eliminating Saif Sporting Club by a solitary goal in the 3rd quarterfinals last Thursday.
With the day’s feat, Dhaka Abahani are now poised for a 2nd major soccer title in the ongoing season after clinching Federation Cup Football crown last month.
New sensation Bashundhara Kings made a semifinal berth beating Rahmatganj MFS by 3-2 goals in tiebreaker as the 4th quarterfinals after two teams finished with 2-2 goals in the schedule time. They advanced to quarterfinal as Group D champions securing four points from two encounters.