Newly crowned Bashundhara Kings will play league runners-up Dhaka Abahani Limited in a battle of pride in the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at 4 pm at the Bashundhara Sports Complex here on Monday.
The two soccer giants--champions Kings and runners-up Abahani will play the Monday's match just for upholding their pride and glory as the result of the match will not affect their league positions.
Bashundhara Kings earned a rare feat of clinching the hattrick title of BPL Football with two matches to spare securing 51 points from 20 matches while Dhaka Abahani Ltd also assured the runners-up position with two matches to spare collecting 44 points from 20 encounters.
This was the first hattrick title for Bashundhara Kings and the 2nd hattrick title in the BPL history
after Dhaka Abahani, which won the BPL crown for a record six times, including first three times in a row in the year 2007, 2008-2009, 2009-2010.
Bashundhara Kings, which were deprived of the season's two major soccer trophies, deprived the Independence Cup and Federation Cup Football champions Dhaka Abahani for winning the triple crown in the season, by clinching the league title comfortably
The fresh BPL champions Kings will play three times champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club on July 31 while Dhaka Abahani will play lowly Uttar Baridhara Club on the same day (July 31) in their last league matches.