Athletic

Independent Cup Football: Kings makes flying start outplaying Navy 6-0

League champions Bashundhara Kings made a flying start in the season’s curtain raiser meet, the Riviera Independence Cup Football ‘21, outplaying Bangladesh Navy by 6-0 goals at the Bir Shrestha Shahid Shapahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Tuesday.

They dominated the first half by 2-0 goals.

Bosnia and Herzegovina forward Stojan Vranics struck twice, while Brazilian forwards Jonathan Fernandes and Ronson Robinho, and Eleta Kingsley and Hamidur Rahman scored one each for the star-studded Kings.

Earlier the day’s first match between Chittagong Abahani Limited and Bangladesh Police FC ended in 1-1 draw at the same venue in the afternoon.

After a barren first, Brazilian midfielder Denilson Rodrigues put Police team ahead in the 48th minute (1-0) but their lead was very short-lived as the Abahani’s Nigerian forward Ebimowei Thankgod restored parity just two minutes later from a panalty (1-0).

Source: United News of Bangladesh