Rahmatganj MFS keep quarterfinals hope alive

Forward Samin Yasir scored a brace as Rahmatganj Muslim and Friends Society, came from behind, beat ten men Bangladesh Air
Force Football Team by 4-1 goals in the group B match of Independence Cup Football held at Bir Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj on Friday.

With the day’s win, Rahmatganj kept their quarterfinal hope alive with four points along with Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra who have also equal number of points. Rahmatganj are however ahead than Sheikh Russel with better goal difference.

Sheikh Russel Krira Chara will face Abahani Limited in the last match of Group B tomorrow (Saturday). Sheikh Russel needs only a draw to advance to the quarters. If Sheikh Russel loses the match against Abahani, than both Sheikh Russel and Rahmatganj will have equal points. In this case Rahmatganj will be rocketed to the quarterfinals with a better goal difference.

If Sheikh Russel beat Abahani in their last match, than they will be emerged as the group B champions with seven points. Abahani Limited already confirmed their spot of quarterfinal from group B.

In the day’s match, Mohammad Jewel Mia put Bangladesh Air Force Football team ahead in the 32nd minute while forward Murad Hossain restored the parity for Rahmatganj in the 33rd minute of the match.

Rahmatganj took the lead as Samin score the second goal in the 44th minute and he further widened the margin scoring his second and third goal for Ramatganj in the 55th minute of the match.

Substitute midfielder Md Rifiqul Islam sealed the victory scoring the fourth goal for the old Dhaka outfit in the 90th minute of the match. -BSS

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