The title race for this season’s professional football league is heating up as Abahani, the defending champions and Muktijodhha Sangsad are giving each other a hard time at the top of the table.
Abahani moved back to the top of the Grameenphone Bangladesh League points table yesterday with a 2-0 victory over fourth-placed Sheikh Russel KC at the Birshreshtha Mostafa Kamal Stadium.
Skipper Pranotosh Kumar gave Abahani the lead on the 31st minute when he produced an excellent footwork to go past his marker and placed the ball on the far post.
Striker Shakhawat Hossain Rony sealed the match five minutes after the restart when he collected the ball from Ghanaian midfielder Yusuf Aminu before placing it over the keeper on the top of the net for his fourth goal of the campaign.
With this result, Abahani move to the top with 23 points from ten matches while Sheikh Russel stay at fourth with 18. Muktijoddha are one point behind Abahani in second having played one game less.
In today’s matches, star-studded Sheikh Jamal will face off with giants Mohammedan at the Birshreshtha Mostafa Kamal Stadium while strugglers Arambagh and Farashganj will meet earlier at the same venue.
Courtesy of The Daily Star