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BPL Football: Bashundhara manage 1-1 draw against Mohammedan

Coming from behind, defending champions Bashundhara Kings managed a 1-1 draw against Dhaka Mohammedan in a crucial match of the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football in Cumilla Saturday.

At the Bhasha Soinik Shaheed Dhirendranath Datta Stadium, both goals were scored in the first half.

Sixteen-year-old midfielder Sheikh Morsalin, playing for Mohammedan on loan from the Kings, put the Black and Whites into the lead in the 11th minute with a long-distance shot.

Morsalin also played well in Mohammedan's last match against Sheikh Jamal and scored one goal.

Brazilian midfielder Miguel Figueira restored parity for the Kings (1-1).

This was the first draw for the league leaders Kings after six consecutive wins and overall the third draw in the ongoing league.

In the first phase of the league, the Kings beat Mohammedan 2-0.

Despite the day's draw, the last two times champions Kings, secured 45 points from 18 matches, seven points ahead of the second-placed Dhaka Abahani.

With new coach Shafiqur Islam Manik in charge, the new-look Mohammedan secured another positive result in the league on June 27 after beating Sheikh Jamal 3-1 and moved to the fifth spot.

Source: United News of Bangladesh