Bashundhara Kings storm into final

Bashundhara Kings stormed into the final of Independence Cup Football beating Abahani Limited, Dhaka by 4-0 goals in the second semifinal held at Bashundhara Kings arena on Friday.

Bashundhara Kings will now play the final match against Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited who confirmed their spot of final beating Ragmatganj Muslim and Friends Society by a solitary goal in the first semifinal held earlier on the day.

The final match will be held on Monday (Dec 18) at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium in Gopalganj.

After the barren first half, Sohel Rana broke the deadlock scoring the first goal for Kings in the 48th minute with a left footer shot off pass from Michel from the top of the box giving no chance to Abahani custodian under the bar.

Brazilian midfielder Dorielton doubled the lead for Kings in the 53rd minute with a left footer tap from the handshake distance utilizing a cross from Rakib Hossain.

Brazilian midfielder Michel further widened the margin scoring the third goal for Kings in the 77th minute with a header from the close range after capitalizing on a cross from Saad Uddin from the left flank.

Brazilian forward Robson made the score line 4-0 from penalty in the 89th minute. Referee awarded the spot kick in favor of Kings as Ibrahim fouled Robson in the danger zone. Robson made no mistake to convert the spot kick.

Bashundhara Kings custodian Mehedi Hasan Srabon, who foiled Abahani’s number of scoring opportunities under the bar, was named the player of the match for his impressive performance in the match.

Abahani Limited however created number of scoring opportunities in the first half, but they could not convert any due to lack of proper finishing.

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