Brazilian duo Robinho and Fernandes guided Bashundhara Kings to clinch the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football 2020-21 crown with four matches to spare beating three-time champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 2-0 goals at the Banglabandhu National Stadium here Monday.
With the day's victory, star studded Bashundhara Kings confirmed their 2nd BPL title securing 55 points from 20 matches. Their league crown will not hamper in case of conceding defeats in all the remaining four matches.
This is the 2nd major title for the Kings in the ongong season after winning the season' s curtain raiser meet Federation Cup Football. Kings Women's Football team also clinched the premier league football title few days back.
It will be a huge morale boost up for the Kings before participating this month's AFC Cup Football in the Maldives.
After the day's defeat, Sheikh Jamal DC out of the title race with their previous credit of 39 points from 19 encounters and joined the runners-up battle with six-time champions Dhaka Abahani Ltd, which bagged 40 points from 20 outings.
In the day's vital match, Brazilian forward Robson Robinho put the Kings ahead in the 20th minute utilising a Fernandes pass (1-0) while Brazilian midfielder Jonathon Fernandes sealed the fate of the match scoring the 2nd goal in the 62nd minute, off a Bishwanath pass (2-0).
With the day's feat, Robinho dominated the scorer list in the league scoring highest 19 goals.
In the day's other match, six times champions Dhaka Abahani Ltd advanced to the 2nd slot in the league table toppllng Sheikh Jamal DC crushing bottom placed Arambagh KS by 6-1 goals at the same venue Monday evening.
Jewel Rana made a hattrick for the traditional sky blue Dhanmondi outfit Abahani scoring three goals in the 19th, 21st and 90+1 minutes, Nigerian booter Sunday Chizoba, Faisal Ahmed Shitol and Sohel Rana netted one goal each for the winners in the 42nd, 68th and 88th minutes respectively .
Uzbek midfielder Dilshod Nazirov scored the consolation goal for Arambagh in the 79th minute .
After the match, Dhaka Abahani Ltd moved up to the 2nd slot collecting 40 points from 20 matches while mediocre Arambagh KS remained at bottom in the 13-team league and are struggling to avoid relegation securing five points from 19 encounters.