Dhaka, May 11 (UNB) - Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will celebrate the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s Grassroots Football Day on May 15 with the participation of Under-12 Boys and Under-13 Girls at the BFF artificial turf in Motijheel here.
The BFF will celebrate the day aiming to develop football at the grassroots level and as well as to encourage everyone to play football.
Interested budding footballers have been asked to reports at the BFF artificial turf at 8:30am on May 15 to participate in the event.
Dhaka, May 11 (UNB)- Chennaiyin FC of India will arrive Dhaka on Sunday evening to play their Group E away match of the AFC Cup’2019 against Bangladesh Professional Football League champions Dhaka Abahani Limited.
The match will kick-off at 7 pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday (May 15).
Earlier, a suicidal goal by Brazilian defender Wellington Priori forced the six-time Bangladesh Professional Football league champions Dhaka Abahani Limited to concede a 0-1 defeat against former Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC in their 3rd Group E match of the ongoing AFC Cup’2019 at the Arena Stadium in Ahmedabad on April 30.
With this maiden defeat in 3rd Group E encounter, Dhaka Anahani went to the 2nd slot in the four-team group securing four points from three matches with one win, one draw and one loss while Channaiyin FC comfortably dominated the group with unbeaten run securing seven points from three matches with two win and draw.
Dhaka Anahani started their AFC Cup campaign beating Nepalese champions Manang Marshyangdi Club by 1-0 goal in their first match in Kathmandu on April 3, but played to 2-2 draw with Minerva Punjab of India in Dhaka on April 17.
On the other hand, former Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC drew with their compatriots Minerva Punjab in the group opener on April 3 and defeated Manang Marshyangdi of Nepal by 2-0 goals on April 17 at the Arena Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Standings of the Group E of the AFC Cup 2019: (Tabulating under match played, win, draw, loss, goal for/goal against and points)
Vishakhapatnam, May 11 (AP/UNB) — Half centuries by Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson led Chennai Super Kings to their eighth Indian Premier League final with a convincing six-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals on Friday.
Du Plessis and Watson both scored 50 runs each as Chennai romped to 151-4 in 19 overs. Delhi had earlier struggled to reach 147-9 after Chennai skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to field.
Chennai will meet Mumbai Indians in the final on Sunday.
"It's the usual route, last year was the exception. The kind of response from the boys today was brilliant. The way we batted to get 140-plus runs was very nice," Dhoni said.
"The crucial part was to keep getting wickets. The credit needs to go to the bowlers. Thanks to the bowling department for where we are this season."
Du Plessis hit seven fours and a six in his 12th IPL fifty and combined for an 81-run opening wicket stand with Watson, who was equally splendid with four sixes and three boundaries.
Delhi's fast bowler Keemo Paul was smashed for 49 runs off his three overs without taking a wicket.
Du Plessis holed out in the deep in the 11th over off Trent Boult and Watson departed in the 13th over when his inside-out shot off leg spinner Amit Mishra found Boult.
Earlier, Delhi never got going once they lost openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan inside the first six overs of a batting power play.
Chennai's spin trio of Ravindra Jadeja (2-23), Harbhajan Singh (2-31) and Imran Tahir (1-28) struck with regular intervals and seamer Deepak Chahar took 2-28.
Rishabh Pant, whose electrifying 49 against helped Delhi eliminate Hyderabad two days ago, was top scorer with 38.
"We had a disappointing start, losing two wickets in the power play, and it was hard to recover from that," said Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer, who could score only 13.
"None of the batsmen took the initiative to take the team through and there wasn't a partnership building. Disappointing for us but a good learning."
Dhaka, May 10 (UNB)- Saif Sporting Club started their 2nd phase matches of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating Rahmatganj MFS by 2-1 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday.
Despite the day’s win, Saif SC remained at 4th place with 26 points from 13 games in the league while Rahmatganj MFS remained at the 9th spot with 12 points.
In the 12th minute, Colombian midfielder Deiner Andres Cordoba netted the first goal for Saif SC by a close range header from the goal mouth melee, off a corner from defender Yeasin Arafat (1-0).
Rahmatganj MFS got another blow as midfielder Jamal Bhuyan doubled the margin in the 14th minute (2-0).
In the second half, Rahmatganj MFS put pressure on Saif SC with their attacking football and bagged its fruits within the first ten minutes.
In the 55th minute, midfielder Md Enamul Islam, who replaced another midfielder Jamal Hossain in the 47th minute, netted the ball from a pass by Gambian forward Landing Darboe (2-1).
Despite dominating the rest of the game, the old Dhaka outfit failed to widen their margin.
Dhaka, May 10 (UNB)- Uttar Baridhara Club defeated Dhaka City FC 3-0 goals in the ongoing Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Friday.
In the 18th minute, Shapin opened the account for Uttar Baridhara Club (1-0).
After the half time, Reza and Juel netted one goal each in the span of four minutes (51st and 54th minute) to snatch an important victory from Dhaka City FC (3-0).