Saif Sporting Club and Dhaka Mohammedan SC reached the semifinals of the Bashundhara Group Federation Cup Football Tournament ’21 eliminating their rivals in the quarter-finals at the Bir Shreshta Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday.
The 10-time champions Dhaka Mohammedan SC will play Saif SC in the first semifinal on January 6.
Dhaka Mohammedan SC eliminated Chittagong Abahani Limited by 2-1 goals in the day’s first quarterfinal Sunday afternoon.
Mohammedan SC took the lead in the 65th minute with a gifted goal when Abahani midfielder Arafat Hossen sent the ball to his own net (1-0).
Defender Emon Khan widened the Black and Whites margin in the 74th minute (2-0).
Nigerian forward Ebimobowei Thankgod reduced the margin for the former finalists Chittagong Abahani in the 90th minute of the match (2-1).
In the day’s 2nd quarterfinal, Saif SC defeated Swadhinata KS by 2-0 goals at the same venue Sunday evening
Midfielder Rahim Uddin put Saif SC ahead in the 42nd minute (1-0) while another medio Meraj Hossain Opi doubled the Saif SC margin in the 72nd minute (2-0).
The 3rd quarterfinal between Sheikh Russel KC and Rahmatganj MFS and the 4th quarterfinal between Sheikh Jamal DC and Dhaka Abahani Ltd will be held on Monday at the same venue.