Dhaka, Nov 11 (UNB) – A brilliant hat-trick by Costa Rica forward Daniel Colindres guided newcomers Bashundhara Kings to the semifinals of the season’s curtain-raiser soccer meet, Walton Federation Cup Football, eliminating Team BJMC by 5-1 goals in the 4th and last quarterfinal at the floodlit Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Sunday.
Big-budgeted and national star-studded Bashundhara Kings will play Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra in the 2nd semifinal on November 20 at 5 pm while defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will face Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the first semifinal on November 19, also at 5pm , both at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Daniel Colindres of Costa Rica which played the Russia World Cup made the 2nd hat-trick of the tournament scoring three goals within first 15 minutes. He put the Kings ahead in the very 2nd minute (1-0), doubled the margin in the 9th minute (2-0) and completed the hat-trick in the 15th minute (3-0) taking his side to a comfortable lead in the early of the game.
Uzbek player Otabek made the first hat-trick of the tournament scoring three goals against Brothers Union Club.
National coloured striker Towhidul Alam Sabuz and Motin Miah scored two more goals for the Kings in the 70th and 79th minutes respectively.
Apart from Colindres’ eye-catching performance in the match, Ibrahim also displayed a brilliant showing helping his mate to score three goals.
When the match was proceeding towards a clean sweep of 5-0 victory, Nigerian booter Samson netted the consolation goal for Team BJMC in the 87th minute (5-1).
Dhaka, Nov 11 (UNB)– Bangladesh Women’s team made another dismal performance in their 2nd Group C Asian Qualifiers match of the Women’s Olympics Football Tokyo 2020 with a humiliating 1-7 goals defeat against their next-door neighbour India at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on Sunday afternoon.
With the day’s frustrating performance, Bangladesh were almost out of the race conceding 2nd consecutive defeat following their 0-5 goals loss against hosts and upper-ranked Myanmar in the first match on Thursday.
With the day’s impressive victory, India not only dominated the Group C list with unbeaten record securing four points from two matches to confirm a 2nd round berth from the group, but also maintained their winning run against the Bangladesh senior team. Earlier in the opening group match, India dropped important points after playing 1-1 draw against Nepal.
Earlier, Bangladesh Women’s team lost to India by 1-3 goals in the final of the last SAFF Women’s Championship in Siliguri in January last year and conceded 0-3 goals defeat against India in qualifying round of the 2012 London Olympics in Dhaka.
Myanmar were scheduled to play Nepal in their 2nd Group C match on Sunday evening at the same venue.
In the day’s first match, Bala Devi made a hattrick scoring four goals in the 22nd, 23rd, 62nd and 75th minutes while Kamala Devi struck two in the 16th (penalty) and 53rd minutes while Sanju netted the other goal in the 73rd minute for India, which dominated the first half by 3-0 goals.
Krishna Rani Sarkar scored the consolation goal for Bangladesh in the 81st minute.
Apart from India, hosts Myanmar were in the 2nd slot in the group collecting full three points from one match and Nepal were in the 3rd slot with one point from one match while Bangladesh were in the bottom of the four-team fray without any point.
Bangladesh will play 3rd and last match of the four-team Group C against Himalayan nation Nepal on Tuesday (Nov 13) at 2:30 pm (BST) while Myanmar will play India in the last group engagement, also on Tuesday at 5:30 pm (BST) at the same venue.
Dhaka, Nov 10 (UNB) - The player selection process for the proposed Sheikh Kamal U-20 National Football Championship organized by Bangladesh District & Divisional Football Association (BDDFA) was began in the port city on Saturday with the age verifications.
BDDFA President and Chattogram City Mayor AJM Nasiruddin inaugurated the program at a press conference at MA Aziz Stadium on Saturday.
BDDFA Secretary General Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin was also present at the programme sponsored by Saif Power Battery.
Through the process, 25 players will be selected among the 110 players, who were included in the scrutiny process. Earlier, a total of 110 players from each of the 11 districts of Chattogram Division were called for the scrutiny.
While speaking at the occasion, AJM Nasiruddin hoped that the initiate will bring a new dawn in the sky of Bangladesh football.
“In the recent times we have seen a decline in the country’s football with a lot of frustration, apart from a few successes in age level in international arena. We want to change the scenario by grooming the talents with systematic approach and emphasizing the U-20 booters,” Nasiruddin said.
BDDFA secretary general Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin said BDDFA wants form a new platform for the youth footballers.
“The process will create a new platform for the grassroots footballers. They will be able to elevate themselves for the bigger challenge. It’s the very first initiative for the U-20 footballers of the grassroots level,” said Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin.
BDDFA Vice-presidents Sirajuddin Mohammad Alamgir, Ashikur Rahman Miku and CJKS Media Committee convener Ali Abbas were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Nov 10 (UNB) - Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra qualified for the semifinal of the season’s curtain raiser soccer meet Walton Federation Cup Football Tournament by eliminating last time runners-up Chattogram Abahani Limited by 1-0 goal in the 3rd quarterfinal at floodlight Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.
After a barren first half, Raphael scored match winning goal for Sheikh Russel KC in the 47th minute, utilizing a cross of Uzbek forward Azizov (1-0).
Dhaka Abahani Limited and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club reached the last four stages to meet each other in the first semifinal on November 19 while Sheikh Russel KC will play the 2nd semifinal on November 20 against the winners of the match among big budged Bashundhara Kings and Team BJMC, to be played on Sunday at 5 pm at the same venue.
Earlier, defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited booked a seat for semis eliminated Arambagh KC by 3-2 goals in the last minute thriller on Thursday while Jamal Dhanmondi Club advanced to the last four stage eliminating Saif Sporting Club by 2-1 goals in the second quarterfinal on Friday.
Dhaka, Nov 10 (UNB) – Bangladesh Women’s team will face their formidable neighbour India in their 2nd Group C Asian Qualifiers match of the Women’s Olympics Football Tokyo 2020 to make a comeback from shameful defeat against hosts Myanmar in the opener.
The match will kicks-off at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon.
Touring Bangladesh, which suffered a frustrating 0-5 goals defeat against top seed Myanmar in one of the two opening day’s match of the four-team Group C last Thursday, will play Nepal on Tuesday (Nov 13), also at 2:30 pm (BST) at the same venue.
In another match of the opening day on Thursday, India played a 1-1 draw with Himalayan nation Nepal at the same venue.
Bangladesh Women’s team lost to India by 1-3 goals in the final of the last SAFF Women’s Championship in Siliguri January last year and conceded 0-3 goals defeat against the same side in qualifying round of the 2012 London Olympics in Dhaka.
Touring Bangladesh a have chance to qualify for the next round of the meet after the top seed Myanmar (FIFA ranking 44th) as group runners-up or as the best two 3rdplaced teams of the four-team group if they can beat their sub-continental rivals India and Nepal.
Bangladesh team held a practice session on Saturday ahead of the crucial match against India.
Ahead of the match against India, Bangladesh’s Head Coach Golam Robbani Chotan said, “We will play our 2nd game against India tomorrow (Sunday), India proved themselves as a good team at this level, they have a good number of senior players, who are also the South Asian Champions. Our team has also experiences of playing against teams like South Korea and Myanmar and our players have learnt a lot from their mistakes as well as gained experiences from those matches.”
“Sunday’s match will be a competitive and close one. We played many matches in the SAFF region. So our girls are ready to play their best to win the match,” Choton further said.
About their 0-5 loss in the first game against hosts Myanmar, Choton expressed his disappointment over the score line, but termed the loss a ‘very pragmatic one. “We are delighted of international exposeours of our players. We must continue to grow up through learning for improvement. We are young and a youthful team and shouldn’t expect too much from these players too early,” he added.
Ankhi Khatun, who has been frequent in the national squad for different age group’s international tournaments for more than a couple of year as a defender or sometimes as a midfielder, said, “It will be a very competitive match, India is a strong team having some senior players. We have also experiences of playing matches in international level. We are looking forward to our next game and want to win the match for our country by giving our best effort against India who are better than us.”
Myanmar is leading in the group table securing full three points from first match beating Bangladesh 5-0 while India and Nepal followed the leaders with one point each after playing 1-1 draw in their first appearance last on Thursday.