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BPL Football: Bashundhara Kings again take sole lead of table

Coming from behind, last two times champions Bashundhara Kings again took solo lead in the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating Rahmatganj MFS by 3-2 goals in a keenly contest match at their home venue –Bashundhara Sports Complex –on Tuesday

Earlier on Thursday, the King’s made the debut memorial at their newly constructed home ground, Bashundhara Sports Complex, the country’s first privately- owned football ground, to take solo lead in the league outplaying Police FC by 3-0 goals.

With day’s feat, Bashubdhara Kings, which were deprived of the season’s first two trophies–independence Cup and Federation Cup, smartly stay in the ongiong league race securing 12 points from five matches, depite losing the opening match to newcomer Swadhinata KS 0-1

Six times champions Dhaka Abahani Ltd followed them neck and neck with unbeaten run securing 10 points from four matches, playing one match less than the King’s while Rahmstganj remained at 11th slot with one point from five matches.

In the day’s match, Nigerian striker Sunday Chizoba, an well known figure in Dhaka league, put the old Dhaka outfit Rahmatganj ahead in the 28th minute, silenching big budgeted Kings fans (1-0).

But the Brazilian striker cum Kings captain Robson Robinho leveled margin in the 32nd minute with the relieve of their” all red ” fans (1-1)

Medio Mohammad Ibrahim put the King’s ahead from behind scoring the 2nd goal in the 44th minute, off a Robinho long pass (2-1),

But their leading was very short lived as Rahmatganj striker Sunday Chizoba neutralised the margin again from a penalty in the stoppage of the first half (45+2 minute) to lock the first half (2-2).

Sunday Chizoba of Rahmatganj came close to make a hattrck but he spoiled the chance depriving his team from a goal.

Finally, defender Yeasin Arafat saved the King’s from danger scoring the natch-winner in the 76th minute by a good header, off a corner kick of captain Robson Robonho (3-2).

Two traditional rivals Dhaka Abahani Ltd and Dhaka Mohammedan SC will play each other on Wednesday at Sylhet District Stadium.

Source: United News of Bangladesh