Bashundhara Kings, which earned the hattrick title of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football, today (Saturday) completed their engagement in the 12-team ongoing league with winning note beating three times champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 2-1 goals in their last match at home venue– Bashundhara Sports Complex in the city
The coveted trophy of the prestigious league was handed over to the champions Bashundhara Kings after the day’s match amid huge enthusiasm from their home crowd. BFF Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Professional League Committee Abdus Salam Murshedy MP was the chief guest at the function.
In the day’s match, midfielder Motin Miah put the Kings ahead in the very 8th minute of the match (1-0) while Brazilian player cum Kings captain Robson Robinho assured the team victory scoring the 2nd goal in the 53rd minute (2-0)
Shohanur Rahman netted the lone goal for Sheikh Jamal in the 69th minute (2-1)
Bishwanath Ghosh of the Kings and Sheikh Jamal’s Uzbek striker Otabek got marching order after receiving the red cards just 10 minutes before the final whistle.
The first phase match between two teams ended in 3-3 draw.
Bashundhara Kings, which earned a rare feat of clinching the hattrick title of BPL Football earlier with two matches to spare, celebrated their league crown by winning the last two vital league matches, beating six time champions Dhaka Abahani and three times champions Sheikh Jamal DC
The Bashundhara Kings made a frustrating start in the league losing the league opener to newcomers Swadhinata KS, but remained unbeaten in the remaining 21 matches to win league trophy comfortably securing 57 points from 22 encounters, with 18 wins, three draw and one defeat.
Last times runners-up Sheikh Jamal DC finished 4th in the league securing 35 points with nine wins, eight draw and five defeats after league runners up Dhaka Abahani and the 3rd ranked Saif SC .
This was the first hattrick title for Bashundhara Kings and the 2nd hattrick title in the BPL history
after Dhaka Abahani, which won the BPL crown for a record six times, including first three times in row in the year 2007, 2008-2009, 2009-2010.
Bashundhara Kings, which were deprived of this season’s two major soccer trophies, the Independence Cup and Federation Cup Football, clinched the league title convincingly beating Dhaka Abahani after three matches.
Source: United News of Bangladesh