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BPL Football: Kings to play Swadhinata KS in 2nd phase opener Sunday

Holders Bashundhara Kings to play newcomers Swadhinata KS in one of the two 2nd phase opener of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football’2022 at 3:30 pm on Sunday at Muktijoddha Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi.

Last two times BPL champions and star studded Bashundhara Kings made a frustrating start in the country’s most prestigious soccer league BPL losing to Swadhinata KS by 1-2 goal in the league opener in February last.

Bashundhara Kings, which dominated the league comfortably after the eleven- match first phase, now have a good opportunity to take revenge of their shocking defeat against currently bottom-ranked Swadhinata KS in Rajshahi on Sunday.

In the other 2nd phase opening match on Sunday, Sheikh Jamal DC will play Uttar Baridhara Club, also at 3:30 pm at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj.

On the following day (Monday), four matches will be held in Dhaka and other regional venues.

Six times champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will meet Muktijoddha Sangsad KC in Gopalganj while Saif SC will face Bangladesh Police FC in Rajshahi, both will kick-off at 3:30 pm.

In Monday’s other matches, Chittagong Abahani will play Rahmatganj MFS at Sylhet District Stadium while Dhaka Mohammedan SC will encounter Sheikh Russel KC at Bashundhara Sports Complex in Dhaka, both will kick-off at 3:30 pm.

After the eleven- round first phase matches, last two times champions Bashundhara Kings comfortably maintained their solo lead in the league table securing 26 points while Dhaka Abahani Ltd followed them distantly with 22 points.

Two teams– Sheikh Jamal DC and Chittagong Abahani Ltd –were in the 3rd slot securing 21 points each.

Muktijoddha Sangsad KC and Swadhinata KS are struggling at the bottom places securing seven and six points respectively.

Source: United News of Bangladesh