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BPL Football: Bashundhara, Abahani maintain winning streak

Federation Cup champions Bashundhara Kings and former league champions Dhaka Abahani Limited maintained their winning streak in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating their rivals at different venues on Saturday.

With the day’s feat, star-studded Bashundhara and six times league champions Abahani shared the top slot jointly in the league table securing nine points from straight three matches.

At the Shaheed Dhirendranath Dutta Stadium in Cumilla, Bashundhara Kings earned a narrow 1-0 victory over all-losers Brothers Union Club despite dominating the match all through at their home venue.

BFF president Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin and Vice President Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan Manik witnessed the day’s match in Cumilla and were introduced to players of both teams before the match.

Brazilian winger Robson Da Silva Robinho, who scored twice in Kings’ 2-1 victory over Police FC in the last match, again came to the rescue scoring the winning goal in the 63rd minute with a powerful right footer, off a Ibrahim cross.

In the day’s other match, Dhaka Abahani Ltd also managed a face-saving 1-0 victory over Rahmatganj MFS at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.

After a barren first half, local forward Jewel Rana scored the match-decider for popular sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit in the 79th minute, utilising a pass of Afghan medio Masih Saighani.

Source: United News of Bangladesh