BPL Football: Dhaka Abahani beat Sheikh Jamal 2-1 to continue unbeaten run


Former champions Dhaka Abahani continued their unbeaten run in the eleven-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football after beating Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club 2-1 at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj on Saturday.

With today's win, the Dhanmondi club remained in the second spot in the league table, securing 18 points from eight matches. Defending champions Bashundhara Kings topped the table with 24 points from eight straight matches.

With their first defeat in the league, former champions Sheikh Jamal slipped to the fourth spot with 12 points from seven matches

In today's match, Nigerian forward Peter Nworah put Abahani ahead in the 10th minute (1-0). Costa Rica forward Daniel Colindres doubled the lead in the 34th minute (2-0).

St Vincent and the Grenadines forward Stewart pulled one back for Sheikh Jamal in the 70th minute from a penalty (2-1).

In the day's other league match, Sheikh Russell beat Azampur Football Club Uttara 1-0 at the Bashundhara Sports Complex in the afternoon.

After a goalless first half, Didier scored the winner for Sheikh Russell in the 55th minute from a penalty.

Raihan of Azampur FC received a direct red card.

In the day's other match, Bangladesh Police advanced to the third spot in the league table after beating Rahmatganj MFS 2-0 at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj in the afternoon.

Kyrgyz defender Malikov scored first for Police FC in the 22nd minute from a penalty (1-0) while midfielder Mateo doubled their lead in the 72nd (2-0).

Police FC advanced to the third spot in the league after securing 12 points from eight matches with a positive goal difference.

Source: United News of Bangladesh