Dhaka Abahani Limited emerged Group A champions with all-win run to reach the quarterfinals of the season’s curtain raiser soccer meet, the Independence Cup Football’ 21, beating all-losers Rahmatganj MFS by 3-1 goal in the last group match at the Bir Shrestha Shahid Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur here on Tuesday.
In the first quarterfinal on Dec 10, Group A champions Abahani Limited will play Group C runners-up Bangladesh Army
Sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit Abahani Ltd went down in the 15th minute by a suicidal goal by defender Tutul Hossain Badsha (0-1).
Brazilian forward Dorielton Gomes scored twice, first in the 18th minute from a penalty and scored the 2nd goal in the 51st minute.
Brazilian midfielder Raphael Augusto netted the 3rd goal for Abahani in the 70th minute (3-1) to seal a comfortable victory
In the last Group D matches on Wednesday (Dec 8), Bangladesh Police FC will face Bangladesh Navy at 4 pm while Bashundhara Kings will encounter Chittagong Abahani at 6 pm.