Dhaka, Feb 12 (UNB)– Combined Sporting Club earned a facile 4-1 victory over Bachelors Sporting Club in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Tuesday.
Javed Hossain scored twice, and Ashrafuzzaman and Shibu Das contributed one each for the winners while Harvir Singh netted the consolation goal for the losers.
In the day’s other match, Shihu Kishore Sangha beat Bornak Samaj by the same margin at the same venue.
Abdullah Sheikh struck two, Shah Barat Sarkar and Shahnoor Rahman scored one goal each for Shishu Kishore while Rakibul Islam scored the lone goal for Bornak Samaj.
Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) - Dilkusha Sporting Club earned a massive 14-0 goal victory over Shantinagar Club in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Monday.
Dilkusha SC also managed a comfortable 6-0 goals victory against Mukta Bihanga Tarun Sangha in their last match on Saturday.
In the day’s match, Pabon Malik struck five field goals, Likhon scored three, Hridoy Sheikh two while Saimon, Akash, Milon and Shakil scored one each for the winners.
In the day’s other match, Farashganj Sporting Club beat Mukta Bihanga Tarun Sangha by 3-1 goals at the same.
Emon struck two goals and Hridoy one for the winners while Rubel scored the lone goal for the losers.
Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) - The 4th Inter-University Badminton Tournament will begin on February 15 on the East West University (EWU) campus in the capital.
About 100 teams from 40 universities will participate in the four-day tournament with the logistics support of Bangladesh Badminton Federation.
KRAKO, a snacks brand of PRAN Foods Limited, is sponsoring the ‘East West University Winter Smash-2019’.
Eleash Mridha, the managing director of the meet’s sponsor PRAN Group, Dr Mohammed Farashuddin, the chairperson of EWU Board of Trustee, and Professor Dr MM Shahidul Hassan, the university’s vice-chancellor are expected to be present at the inaugural ceremony on Thursday.
“We have been involved with the tournament for the third time to make badminton more popular in Bangladesh,” PRAN Foods Limited Chief Operating Officer Saiful Islam Shikder told a media briefing at PRAN Center in Badda on Monday. “The main aim of KRAKO is to work with country’s young generation and help them to flourish their talents.”
EWU Assistant Professor and Moderator of the University’s Sports Club ASM Ashif said, “The EWU Winter Smash is the biggest inter-university badminton tournament in the country.”
General Manager of PRAN Foods Limited Ali Hasan Alam said, “The tournament has received huge response from the youth. We hope PRAN KRAKO will be more popular among the all class including the youths.”
Paris, Feb 11 (AP/UNB) — On a day of mourning for Emiliano Sala, Nantes players walked onto the field dressed all in black with Sala's name on their backs as the crowd chanted for him over and over again.
"La la la la la la la la, Em-il-ia-no," fans sang, before breaking out in a minute's applause. This was observed at all stadiums in the top two divisions in France this weekend in memory of the Argentine striker who was killed in a plane crash at the age of 28.
Players from both sides, some with their heads down in pensive thought, stood in a circle and applauded at the Stade de la Beaujoire before Sunday's game.
Then the chanting returned, with a different refrain.
"Emiliano Sala, Emiliano, Emiliano, Emiliano Sa-la," the 37,000-strong crowd sang with same unrelenting intensity Sala showed throughout his career with Nantes, Caen and Bordeaux — the club he joined nine years ago after leaving Argentina to forge a career in France.
Nimes players wore black armbands on their red jerseys.
The referee stopped the game after nine minutes — nine being the jersey number worn by Sala — and the fans chanted his name again as they applauded. Nantes has now retired the No. 9 as a tribute to Sala.
Before the game, a giant banner with Sala's face on it was draped over the center circle, while the stadium's big screen showed all the 48 goals he scored in 133 appearances for the club.
Sala scored his last goal for Nantes on Dec. 5 in a 3-2 win over Marseille, a typically powerful header from the imposing striker.
He was killed in a plane crash in the English Channel last month and his body was recovered from the seabed wreckage this week .
Sala had been flying from Nantes to Cardiff, about to start a new career in the English Premier League. At 28 years old, he was at the prime age for a soccer striker.
Throughout his career, Sala won respect and admiration wherever he played because of his work ethic and unselfish attitude on the field .
Those traits won him the admiration of Nantes coach Vahid Halilhodzic, himself a similarly hard-working striker with Nantes in the 1980s.
Sala was the ideal teammate, one who became a friend to several Nantes players.
He scored one goal for Bordeaux and then 19 for Orleans, 18 for Niort and five for Caen before joining Nantes in 2015.
Dhaka, February 10 (UNB) - BAF Shaheen English Medium School (BAF SEMS) clinched the Girls Under-19 title of the Inter-English Medium School Football Fest beating Don Bosco School by 3-2 goals in a breathtaking final match at BAF Shaheen College playground on Saturday.
Bangladesh International School & College (BISC) clinched the Boys U-19 title by beating Delhi Public
School (DPS) by 3-1 goals.
In U-16 boys’ category, BAF SEMS became champion beating Sea Breeze School by 4-1 goals.
Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operation) of Bangladesh Air Force Air Vice Marshal M Abul Bashar
was the chief guest at the closing function and later he distributed the champions and runners-up
trophies alongside top scorer, best goal-keeper, best defender and most valuable player awards.
The principal of BAF SEMS Group Captain Ferdous Mannan was also present on the occasion.
Some 430 players (boys & girls) from 24 renowned English Medium schools of the capital played 80
matches in the three different categories (Boys U19 and U-16 and Girls U-19) that started on February 8.