Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society reached the semifinals of the Bashundhara Group Federation Cup Football Tournament ’21 eliminating Sheikh Russel KC by 4-3 goals in the 3rd quarter-finals at the Bir Shreshta Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Monday.
They will play Dhaka Mohammedan SC in the first semifinal on January 6 at the same venue while Saif Sporting Club will play in the other semifinal, also on January 6, against the winners of Sheikh Jamal DC and Dhaka Abahani Limited.
The day’s match between Sheikh Russel KC and Rahmatganj MFS was locked in 3-3 goals in the stipulated period.
Later, the fate of the match was decided in extra time as local striker Ashraful Islam guided Rahmatganj to the semifinal scoring match winner in the 119th minute to the frustration of formidable Russel KC.
In the day’s match, Ghanaian forward Philip Tettey struck twice in the 28th minute and first half injury time, and Nigerian striker Sunday Chizoba and local forward Ashraful Islam netted one goal each for the old Dhaka outfit Rahmatganj MFS in the 89th and 119th minute respectively.
On other hand, Brazilian medio Thiago Amaral, Kyrgyz defender Aizar Akmatov and Brazilian forward Ailton Rosa scored one each for the Sheikh Russel KC in the 63rd, 82nd and 84th minutes respectively.