Federation Cup runners-up Saif Sporting Club advanced to the 4th slot in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football outplaying newcomers Bangladesh Police FC by 4-1 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Monday.
With the day's 6th victory, formidable Saif SC moved into the 5th slot in the league toppling former champions Sheikh Russel KC securing 19 points from 11 encounters while Police FC suffered 5th defeat in the league and remained at 8th slot with 12 points from eleven matches.
Nigerian footballer Kenneth Ikechukwu put Saif SC ahead in the 44th minute (1-0) while another Nigerian John Okoli doubled the Saif SC margin scoring one more goal in the stoppage time of the first half (45+2).
Striker Jamir Uddin pulled the Police FC margin one back in the 61st minute (2-1)
Striker John Okoli further sounded the Saif margin scoring the third goal in the 87th minute(3-1) while local booter Shajjad Hossain sealed the fate of the match netting the 4th goal for Saif SC in the dying moment of the match (90+4).
In the day's other league match, coming from behind, old horse Brothers Union Club tasted the first victory in their 11th league match outplaying bottom ranked Arambagh KS by 5-2 goals at the floodlight Bangabandhu National Stadium Monday evening.
Despite the day's maiden victory, the Gopibagh outfit Brothers Union remained at 12th slot in the league securing five points from 11 encounters while once formidable side Arambagh KS remained at bottom of the league with only one point from 11 outings.
Ghana booter Ibrahim More scored first for Arambagh KS in the 10th minute from a penalty (1-0) while Brothers medio Faisal Mahmud leveled the margin just few seconds before the first half (1-1).
Nigerian forward Samson Illiasu put Brothers ahead in the 55th minute (2-1) while Nihad Zaman Ucchash of Arambagh KS again neutralized the margin just two minutes later (2-2).
Siyo Zunapio of Congo scored the 3rd goal for Brothers in the 61st minute (3-2) while Faisal Mahmood further widen the Brothers margin scoring his 2nd goal in the 71st minute (4-2).
Mesbah Uddin completed the winners tally three minutes before final whistle (5-2).
League leader Bashindhara Kings forced Dhaka Abahani Limited to taste their first defeat in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Sunday.
In the one-sided match at Bangabandhu National Stadium, six-time BPL Football champion Abahani suffered a crushing 4-1 defeat in the afternoon.
It was the 3rd consecutive defeat for Abahani against Basundhara Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League Football.
With the day’s 11th win in the league, Kings further consolidated their top position on the points table with 34 points from 12 matches. Dhaka Abahani Limited further went down in the title race with 22 points from 11 matches.
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Dhaka Abahani Ltd followed the leader distantly collecting 22 points each playing 10 and 11 matches respectively.
Argentine forward Raul Becerra struck twice, Iranian defender Khaled Shafiei and Brazilian medio Jonathon Fernandes scored one goal each for Federation Cup champion Kings while Haitian forward Kervens Belfort netted the face-saving goal for the popular sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit Abahani.
Raul Becerra opened the Kings’ account in the 18th minute by a rebounder from a goal mouth melee when an attempt of his team-mate came his way hitting side bar (1-0).
Iranian defender Khaled Shafiei doubled the Kings’ margin in the 25th minute by pushing the ball home from a handshake distance when the ball slipped from Abahani custodian in the goalmouth (2-0).
Brazilian medio Jonathon Fernandes and Raul Becerra scored two more goals for the Kings in the 51st and 76th minute respectively (4-0).
With the day’s two goals Raul Becerra emerged as the second-highest scorer in the ongoing league scoring 11 individual goals. Omar Jobe of Sheikh Jamal DC and Robson Robinho of Bashundhara Kings are jointly leading the scoring list with 12 goals each.
Haitian forward Kervens Belfort scored the face-saving goal for Abahani from penalty in the 81st minute.
Abahani was awarded the penalty when two Kings defenders brought down onrushing forward Belfort in the danger zone and Belfort did no mistake to convert a spot kick (4-1).
Before the match, former Assistant FIFA Referee Sujit Kumar Banerjee retired from active refereeing.
In the day’s other match, coming from behind, lowly Uttar Baridhara Club tasted the first victory in their 11th league match upsetting Sheikh Russel KC by 2-1 goals at the Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Stadium in Tongi.
Ashraful Islam put Sheikh Russel KC ahead in the 15th minute (1-0) while Abdel Rahim leveled the margin for Baridhara Club in the 47th minute (1-1).
Papon Singh scored the match winner for Baridhara Club in the 74th minute (2-1).
With the day’s feat, Uttar Baridhara Club advanced to the 9th slot in the 13-team league. They have secured nine points from 11 matches. But Sheikh Russel KC remained at 4th slot with their 17 points from 11 outings.
League leader Bashundhara Kings will play six-time champions Dhaka Abahani Ltd in one of the two opening 12th round match of the 13-team prestigious Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football here on Sunday.
Two unbeaten and title aspirant teams --Bashundhara Kings and Dhaka Abahani Ltd --will lock horn in the vital league match at 4:pm at the country's premier sports venue-- Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) here.
After the 11th round matches, Federation Cup Champions and star studded Bashundhara Kings comfortably dominated league table with unbeaten record securing 31 points from eleven matches.
Dhaka Abahani Ltd and three-time champions Sheikh Jamal DC were in the distant 2nd with unbeaten run collecting 22 points each from ten matches, playing one match than the Kings.
It will be an almost must-win match for Dhaka Abahani to stay in the title race in absence of their injury-grab captain cum striker Nabib Newaj Jibon while well prepared Bashundhara Kings will try best to consolidate their lead further beating Abahani.
Arambagh KS remained at bottom of the 13-team league with only one point playing ten matches while old horse Brothers Union was in the 12th slot bagging two points from ten outings. Both the teams are yet to earn any win in the league.
Sheikh Russel KC will play Uttar Baridhara Club in the other 12th round opener on Sunday at 3 pm at the Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Stadium in Tongi.
On the following day (Monday), Federation Cup runners-up Saif Sporting Club will encounter Bangladesh Police FC at 3:45 pm while two lowly team Arambagh KS and Brothers Union Club will meet each other at 6:15 pm, both at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
Meanwhile, former Assistant FIFA Referee Sujit Kumar Banerjee will retire tomorrow (Sunday) during the Kings-Abahani crucial match at BNS.
Points table of BPL Football till the 11th round matches.(Tabulated under participating clubs, match played, win, draw, loss, points and goal for).
Three times champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club advanced to the 2nd slot in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football toppling Dhaka Abahani Ltd beating winless Brothers Union Club by 3-1 goal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Thursday.
Gambian winger Suleiman Sillah put Sheikh Jamal ahead in the 34th minute (1-0), another Gambian booter Pa Omar Jobe doubled the margin in the 59th minute (2-0) while Uzbek forward Atabek Validjanov confirmed the Sheikh Jamal victory scoring the 3rd goal in the 76th minute (3-0).
Faisal Mahmood scored the consolation goal for Brothers Union in the 81st minute (3-1).
With the day’s 6th win, Sheikh Jamal DC maintained the unbeaten run in the league securing 22 points from 10 matches while the Gopibagh outfit Brothers Union collecting only two points, also playing 10 encounters.
Star studded Bashundhara Kings comfortably dominated the league securing 31 points from 11 matches while six times champions Dhaka Abahani Ltd went down to the 3rd slot, also with 22 points from 10 outings, due to scoring less goal than Sheikh Jamal DC.
In the day’s other league match, Bangladesh Police FC earned the 3rd victory in their 10th league match beating bottom ranked Arambagh KS by 2-1 goals at the Bir Shreshtho Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj on Thursday.
Jamir Uddin scored first for Police team in the 14th minute (1-0) while Ivorian booter Frederic Pooda widen the Police margin scoring the 2nd goal for Police in the 29th minute (2-0).
Nihad Zaman Ucchash netted the lone goal for Arambagh KS in the 72nd minute
With the day’s feat, Bangladesh Police FC remained at 8th place in the league table collecting 12 points from 10 matches while Arambagh KS were in the bottom of the 13-team league bagging only one point from 10 matches.
Two brilliant hat-tricks by Brazilian Robson Robinho and Argentine Raul Becerra guided Bashundhara Kings to a huge 6-1 victory over Arambagh KS in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football on Tuesday.
Star-studded Federation Cup champion Kings have 25 points from nine matches in the 13-team league. While Kings are at the top of points table, Arambagh sit at the bottom having failed to win or draw any of their eight matches.
Argentine forward Becerra scored the third hattrick in the league after Omar Jobe and Obi Moneke, scoring three goals in the 3rd, 65th and 74th minute.
Gambian forward Jabe of Sheikh Jamal DC got the first hat-trick in the ongoing league in their 6-0 victory over Arambagh while Nigerian booter of Sheikh Russel KC Obi Moneke scored the league's second hat-trick in their 4-0 win, also against Arambagh.
Brazilian striker Robinho completed the fourth hat-trick of the league in the day's match scoring s in the 32nd, 42nd and 77th minute.
Nahid Zaman Ucchash netted the face-saving goal for Arambagh in the 18th minute.
Robinho is now the leading scorer in the ongoing league with nine individual goals while Omar Jobe trailing him with eight goals.
In the day's other league match, six-time BPL champion Dhaka Abahani Ltd beat Saif Sporting Club by 2-0 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.
Brazilian booter Raphael Augusto put the sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit ahead in the 53rd minute while Haitian footballer Kervens Belfort sealed the fate of the match scoring the second goal for Abahani in the 66th minute
Abahani maintained their second slot in the league table with 21 points from nine outings while Saif SC remained at fifth place with their previous credit of 13 points from eight matches.