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BPL Football: Sheikh Jamal move to 2nd slot beating Sheikh Russel 2-0

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.

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.

Emmanuel, Maraz, Fahim and Jamal Bhuiyan scored one each for the winners; Abdukodirov, Ugli and Arafat struck for Arambagh.

Source: United News of Bangladesh