Ctg. Abahani makes winning start in Independence Cup

Chittagong Abahani Limited made a winning start in the Bashundhara Group Independence Cup Football beating Azampur Football Club Uttara by 2-1 goals in their opening group B match held today (Monday) at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium in Gopalganj.

In the day’s match, Ivorian midfielder Yacouba Bamba and Nigerian forward David Ifeagwu Ojukwu scored one goal each for Chittagong Abahani Limited who led the first half by 1-0 goal. Forward Naim Uddin netted the lone goal for the Azampur Football Club.

Yacouba Bamba gave Chittagong Abahani Limited a deserving lead in the 16th minute, but after the breather Azampur Football Club staged a brilliant fight back as Naim restored the parity in the 73rd minute of the match.

David however sealed the victory scoring the second goal for port city team in the 76th minute of the match.

Chittagong Abahani Limited dominated the proceeding and notched their deserving victory on the day while Azampur Football Club were off-colored except the day’s lone goal.

Chittagong Abahani Limited will play their next match against Fakirerpool Young Men’s Club while Azampur Football Club Uttara will meet Bashundhara Kings. Both the matches will be held on Friday (Nov 18).

Tuesday’s matches: Abahani Limited Dhaka vs Uttara Football Club Limited at Bir Flight Lieutenant Matuiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj and Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra vs Bangladesh Air Force Football Teamat Shaheed Dhirendranath Datta Stadium in Cumilla.

Both the matches kick off at 2 pm.

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