Former champions Sheikh Russel KC beat Rahmatganj MFS by 3-2 goal in the 21st round match of the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football'2022 at Bir Shreshtho Shaheed Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj on Wednesday. Midfielder Dipok Roy scored twice in the 66th and 76th minutes while Ghana forward Richard Gadze netted the other goal for Sheikh Russel KC in the 37th minute .Tajikistan defender Siyovush Asrorov scored both the goals for the old Dhaka outfit Rahmatganj MFS in the 83rd and 90+5 minutes.In the day's another league match, Dhaka Mohammedan SC played 1-1 draw with Bangladesh Police FC at the Muktijoddha Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi on Wednesday. Malian booter Souleymane Diabate scored first for the traditional black and white Mohammedan in the 28th minute while Ivory Coast forward Cristian Kouakou restored the parity for Police FC just four minutes later. The day's other league match between Chittagong Abahani and Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad KC also ended in 1-1 draw at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj The freedom fighters team Muktijoddha SKC took lead in the very 2nd minute of the match by a Tariqul Islam goal (1-0) while Nigerian forward Candy neutralized the margin for Chittagong Abahani in the 39th minute (1-1) After the day's 21st round matches, Dhaka Mohammedan SC advanced to the 5th slot with 30 points, Bangladesh Police SC remained at 6th slot also with 30 points (due to poor goal differences), Sheikh Russel KC is in the 7th place with 28 points, Chittagong Abahani is in the 8th slot with 28 points, Rahmatganj MFS is in the 9th place with 18 points while Muktijoddha SKC is in the 10th slot with 16 points.Earlier, Bashundhara Kings earned a rare feat of clinching the hattrick title of BPL Football securing 54 points from 21 matches with 17 win, three draw and one defeat against relegation bound and new comers Swadhinata KS in opener.SIx time champions Dhaka Abahani assured league runners up position distantly collecting 44 points from 21 encounters with 13 win, five draw and three defeats. Also read: BPL Football: Saif SC advance to 3rd slot crushing Uttar Baridhara 7-0
Former Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champions Sheikh Russel KC have demanded the suspension of two referees who allegedly made unfair decisions in two recent matches of the BPL.The referees are Alamgir Sarker and Bitu Raj, according to a media statement from the club.Alamgir officiated the match between Sheikh Russel and Bashundhara Kings at Bashundhara Kings Arena on February 28.Bitu officiated the match between Sheikh Russel and Police FC in Rajshahi on March 18.Sheikh Russel may leave the ongoing edition of the BPL if Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) does not suspend the two referees who made "controversial penalty decisions in these matches."The club is also considering seeking intervention from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, their chief advisor, if required, said the statement.The decisions were taken at an executive committee meeting of Sheikh Russel Tuesday.In a media statement signed by its director in-charge and standing committee vice-chairman Ismat Jamil Akhond Lavlu, the club said they became victims of controversial refereeing."Referees gave wrong decisions against us in two matches with Bashundhara Kings and Police Football Club. We had to lose points against Kings and share points with Police. We have watched those decisions several times on videos," the club said. READ: SAFF U-18: Bangladesh lose 0-1 to India "We never went against any decisions taken by the BFF. But the situation has now become intolerable. We are really frustrated as the BFF did nothing," it added.Sheikh Russel also informed that they officially wrote to the BFF president and Professional Football League Committee and the BFF Referees' committee chairman about the controversial refereeing. They demanded punishment of two referees before the next round of BPL in April.The club also demanded the appointment of foreign referees to officiate matches impartially and to avoid all controversial decisions.The referees or the BFF could not be immediately contacted for comments.
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. Also read: Fed Cup Football: Saif, Mohammedan reach semifinals 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. Also read: Fed Cup Football: Mohammedan reach semifinal eliminating Ctg Abahani
The Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata Tuesday paid homage to Sheikh Russel on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Sheikh Russel was assassinated at the age of 11 along with Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most members of his family on August 15 in 1975. The birthday of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Bangabandhu, was observed at the mission premises with love and respect. The day-long events began with Deputy High Commissioner Muhammad Towfique Hasan, mission officers and staff placing floral wreaths at Sheikh Russel's portrait at the Bangladesh Gallery. READ: Bangladesh's Delhi mission plants 100 saplings on Sheikh Russel's birthday A doa was offered seeking divine blessings for Sheikh Russel and his family. Lunch boxes were distributed among the underprivileged children in the afternoon. Screening of a documentary film on the life of Sheikh Russel and cultural show by children were also part of the birthday celebration. The deputy high commissioner later joined a memorial discussion on the life of Sheikh Russel at the chancery. READ: Sheikh Russel Day: PM releases postage stamp Councilor Rezaul Islam and Secretary (Commerce) Md Shamsul Arif read out messages from President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Eminent writer and columnist Showgato Chattarjee and Sheikh Russel's childhood playmate and neighbour Natasha Ahmed also shared their memories with him.
The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi Monday celebrated the 58th birth anniversary of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, through various programmes. A hundred saplings were planted in the embassy premises. Embassy officials led by Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran joined the programme. READ: Bangladesh's Delhi mission plants 100 saplings on Sheikh Russel's birthday Also, High Commissioner Imran, along with the members of the mission, placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu and Sheikh Russel in the chancery building.
The ruling party Awami League will observe the 'Sheikh Russel Day' on Monday who was brutally killed on August 15, 1975 along with most of the family members, including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The party has set a two day-long celebration to mark the birthday of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. A press release sent from Awami League said the party will place wreaths at Russel's grave at Banani Graveyard at 8am. Alongside, homage will also be paid to other August 15 martyrs by laying wreaths at their graves at Banani Graveyard on that day. Read: MoFA hosts Sheikh Russel Rapid Chess Tournament Special doa, recitation of Surah Fatiha and prayers will be arranged there too. On October 19, a discussion will be arranged on the occasion of the Day at 3.30pm at its party office 23, Bangabhandhu Avenue where Prime Minister and Party President Sheikh Hasina presided over the discussion programme in a virtual manner. Sheikh Russel Day will be observed on October 18 each year starting from this year. The cabinet on August 23 last approved a proposal of listing the day as an A-category day for celebration across the country.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Grand Master Niaz Murshed played a friendly match on Saturday while inaugurating the daylong Sheikh Russel Memorial Rapid Chess Tournament 2021. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with Bangladesh Chess Federation, organised the tournament at the Foreign Service Academy as part of its greater observance of the upcoming Sheikh Russel Dibash. Dr Momen joined the programme as the chief guest while Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Masud Bin Momen attended it as the guest of honour. General Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federation Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim, Grand Master Niaz Murshed and Grand Master Ziaur Rahman were present as special guests.
Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra earned a massive 5-1 goals victory over Uttar Baridhara Club in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football 2020-21 in the day's lone match at the Banglabandhu National Stadium here on Monday. Despite the day's well merited victory, Sheikh Russel KC remained at 7th slot in the league table securing 33 points from 22 matches while Uttar Baridhara went down to 11th place with their previous credit of 19 points from 23 outings. READ: AFC Cup: Kings’ do-or-die match against Kolkata Mohun Bagan Tuesday Nigerian midfielder Obi Moneke struck twice in the 24th and 57th minutes, Kyrgyz medio Baktyir Duyshobekov also scored twice in the 33rd and 45+2 minutes while Rumon Hossain netted the remaining goal for Sheikh Russel KC in the 35th minute. Sumon Reza netted the consolation goal for Uttar Baridhara Club in the 80th minute from a penalty. READ: 2021 SAFF Championship: Bangladesh Seek First Title Since 2003
Former champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club moved to the second slot in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football 2020-21 standings, beating Sheikh Russel 2-0 Monday. Sheikh Jamal DC secured 38 points from 17; third-placed Dhaka Abahani earned 36 points from 18 encounters. Sheikh Russel remained at the seventh slot with 27 points from 18 outings; star-studded Bashundhara Kings are dominating the league securing 49 points from 18 matches. READ: Women's Football: Bashundhara Kings clinch league crown After a goalless first half at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Gambian booters Suleiman Silla and Omar Jobe scored two quick goals in six minutes (60th and 66th minutes) for Sheikh Jamal. With Monday's goal, Omar emerged as the second-highest goalscorer in the BPL along with the Kings' Raul Becerra, who scored 15 goals. Robinho of the table-toppers is dominating the goalscorers' list with 17 goals. In the day's other match, Saif Sporting Club earned a 4-3 victory over Arambagh Krira Sangha at the same venue. With the win, Saif SC advanced to the sixth slot in the league table securing 29 points from 18 matches; Arambagh remained at the bottom of the standings with five points from 17 matches. READ: BPL Football: Ctg Abahani hand Bashundhara Kings first defeat Emmanuel, Maraz, Fahim and Jamal Bhuiyan scored one each for the winners; Abdukodirov, Ugli and Arafat struck for Arambagh.
Dhaka Mohammedan advanced to the fourth spot in the points table of 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football after beating former champions Sheikh Russel 1-0 Saturday. Burkina Faso defender Mounzir Coulidiati scored the match-winning goal for Mohammedan at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the 37th minute of the match with a brilliant header off a corner of Habibur Rahman Shohag (1-0). Also read: BPL Football: Mohammedan move to 5th spot beating Saif 2-1 This was the third straight victory for Mohammedan in the second phase of the league, followed by their victory against Arambagh and Saif. Mohammedan, which advanced to fifth place beating Saif in the last match, today moved one step ahead, pushing Sheikh Russel to fifth place. Also read: BPL Football: Bashundhara Kings beat Police FC Meanwhile, Bashundhara Kings (43 points), Dhaka Abahani (32) and Sheikh Jamal (32) have occupied the top three spots in the league points table.