Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | ePaper

BPL Football

Sunday's hat-trick helps Dhaka Abahani beat Rahmatganj 5-2

  • Print


A brilliant hat-trick by Nigerian booter Sunday Chizoba enabled defending champions Dhaka Abahani Ltd to pile up another impressive 5-2 goals victory over Rahmatganj MFS in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football that resumed at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.
In the first leg match at the same venue on February 2, Dhaka Abahani Ltd outplayed Rahmagtanj MFS by massive 5-1 goals.
The league resumed on Saturday after a recess of three weeks for Eid-ul-Fitr as well as was for the joint pre-qualifications for the FIFA World Cup'2022 and AFC Asian Cup'2023 between Bangladesh and Laos.
Bangladesh advanced to the qualifying round of the FIFA World Cup'2022 beating Laos by 1-0 in the away match and playing a goalless draw in the home match.
After the day's comprehensive victory, the popular sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit, Abahani, reduced their gap with league leader Bashundhara Kings securing 39 points from 16 outings featuring 13 wins and three defeats while Bashundhara Kings topped the list with 43 points from 15 matches with 14 wins and a draw.
Rahmatganj MFS remained at the 8th slot in the league with their previous credit of 15 points playing 16 matches.
In the goal-fest match, Sunday Chizoba made his first hat-trick of the ongoing BPL league scoring three goals in the 9th, 36th and 93rd minute while midfielder Jewel Rana and forward Nabib Newaz Ziban netted one goal each for Dhaka Abahani Limited.
On the other hand, Congolese forward Siyo Zunapio Jeancy and midfielder Didarul Alam scored one goal each for Rahmatganj MFS.
Abahani created strong pressure over opponent's defence from the very beginning and reaped its fruit in the 9th minute as Sunday Chizoba opened the account for his side (1-0).
They got two more success in a span of just three minutes.
In the 33th minute, Sunday Chizoba doubled the margin with his 13th goal in the league (2-0) and mid-fielder Jewel Rana scored the 3rd goal in the 36th minute (3-0).
Old Dhaka outfit Rahmatganj MFS got another blow as Abahani forward Nabib Newaz Ziban netted the 4th goal for Dhaka Abahani in the 45th minute (4-0).
In the second half, Rahmatganj MFS tried to come back in the match and started to play their aggressive football against their giant opponents.
In the 65th minute, Congolese forward Siyo Zunapio Jeancy netted the first goal for them to reduce the margin (4-1).
Rahmatganj MFS got the second success in the 70th minute as their midfielder Didarul Alam doubled their score netting the second goal (4-2).
But just before the final whistle (93rd minute), Sunday Chizoba sealed the fate of the match scoring his third goal and competed the hat-trick in the match (5-2).
With the feat, Sunday Chizoba further consolidated his position in the scorer list of the ongoing BPL scoring 14 goals while his teammate Nabib Newaz Ziban followed him with 11 goals.

More News For this Category

Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in US

Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in US

AFP, Los Angeles :Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in Las Vegas a decade ago after US prosecutors said Monday they did not

Chelsea defeat Barcelona 2-1 in Rakuten Cup clash in Japan

Chelsea defeat Barcelona 2-1 in Rakuten Cup clash in Japan

Chelsea beat Barcelona 2-1 in their Rakuten Cup clash in Japan on Tuesday. The result is Frank Lampard's most impressive as Chelsea boss to date, with his side putting in

Liverpool fall 2-1 to Sevilla in Fenway friendly

Liverpool fall 2-1 to Sevilla in Fenway friendly

AFP, New York :Alejandro Pozo delivered the late dagger in 10-man Sevilla's 2-1 friendly win over Liverpool in Boston Sunday, a defeat made worse for the European champions when they

Pogba should stay at Manchester United, says Juan Mata

Pogba should stay at Manchester United, says Juan Mata

Juan Mata says Paul Pogba is a positive influence in the Manchester United changing room and has called on him to stay and help bring trophies back to Old Trafford.Pogba

BPL resumes today

After a two-day recess, the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football resumes today with two matches billed for the day at two separate venues across the country.On the day, Saif Sporting

Neymar's Barcelona transfer 'difficult': Griezmann

Neymar's Barcelona transfer 'difficult': Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann says Barcelona must complete a "difficult" transfer for Neymar before he starts contemplating an all-star attack with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo denied there

Real Madrid ready to move Welsh star Bale

Real Madrid ready to move Welsh star Bale

AFP, Los Angeles :Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says the La Liga giants are poised to offload Welsh star Gareth Bale in the coming days.Bale was left off

Nketiah strikes again in Arsenal's 3-0 friendly win over Fiorentina

Nketiah strikes again in Arsenal's 3-0 friendly win over Fiorentina

AFP, Washington :Youngster Edward Nketiah made it three goals in two matches Saturday with a brace that boosted Arsenal to a 3-0 win over Fiorentina in a pre-season friendly

Bayern steal spotlight with 3-1 friendly win in Hazard's Real debut

Bayern steal spotlight with 3-1 friendly win in Hazard's Real debut

AFP, Los Angeles :Bayern Munich spoiled Eden Hazard's Real Madrid debut, downing the Spanish giants 3-1 in a friendly in Houston Saturday despite goalkeeper Sven Ulreich's sending off.Corentin Tolisso,

Argentina hero Bilardo in serious condition after brain surgery

Argentina hero Bilardo in serious condition after brain surgery

AFP, Buenos Aires :Argentina's 1986 World Cup winning coach Carlos Bilardo is in a serious condition in hospital following brain surgery, the center treating him has confirmed.The 81-year-old was taken