Saighani secures Dhaka Abahani’s emphatic win in BPL

Afghan defender Masih Saighani struck twice as Abahani Limited, Dhaka, registered an emphatic a 4-1 goal
victory over Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football held today at Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) here.

Apart from Saighani’s two goals, midfielder Sohel Rana and Dipok Roy supported him with one goal each to secure Abahani’s fourth win in the league after leading the first half by 2-0 goals while striker Sorower Zaman Nipu scored the lone goal for Muktijoddha Sangsad KC.

In the day’s match, Saighani opened an account for Abahani early in the 15th minute while Sohel Rana doubled the lead scoring the second goal for Abahani in the 45+1st minute of the match.

After resumption, Saighani further widened the Abahani’s margin scoring his second and third for his team in the 53rd minute while Nipu reduced the margin scoring the lone goal for Muktis in the 67th minute of the match.

Midfielder Dipok Roy sealed the victory scoring the fourth goal for Abahani in the 76th minute of the match.

With the day’s win, Abahani Limited again joined the second position in the league table with 14 points from six matches while the freedom fighters remained at their previous collection of three points from five outings.

Abahani Limited will play their next match against Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club scheduled to be held on Tuesday (Feb.9) at BNS after Muktijoddha Sangsad KC will play against holders Bashundhara Kings on Monday (Feb 8) at Shaheed Dhirendranath Stadium in Comilla.

Earlier, Abahani Limited, Dhaka made a winning start in the league beating Bangladesh Police Football Club by 1-0 goal in their opening league match, outclassed Brothers Union Club by 2-0 goals in their second match, edged past Rahmatganj Muslim and Friends Society by 1-0 in the third match, played out to a 2-2 goals draw with arch-rival
Mohammedan Sporting Club in the fourth match and split point with Chittagong Abahani Limited playing out to a 1-1 goal draw in the fifth match of the league.

While the freedom fighters lost their opening league match to Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 1-2 goals margin, beat Arambagh Krira Sangha by 1-0 goal in their second match, lost to Saif Sporting Club by 1-2 margin their third match and suffered 0-1 goal defeat to Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra in the fourth match.

Saturday’s matches: Arambagh Krira Sangha vs Saif Sporting Club at Bir Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj at 3 pm and Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club vs Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra at BNS 4 pm.

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