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Bashundhara reach final eliminating Abahani 3-0

Will face Mohammedan in Federation Cup Football final on May 22

May 15, 2024 00:00:00

Bashundhara Kings, which clinched BPL title for a record 5th times in a row with three matches spare last Saturday, smartly reached the final of the Federation Cup Football 2024 eliminating six-time BPL champions Dhaka Abahani Ltd by 3-0 goal in the 2nd semifinal at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium in Gopalganj on Tuesday afternoon, reports UNB.

They will play final on May 22 (Wednesday) instead of May 21 (Tuesday) for local Upazila election, at the Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh against defending champions Dhaka Mohammedan SC, who made a final berth for the 2nd successive times eliminating Bangladesh Police FC by 2-1 goal in the first semifinal last Tuesday.

With the day's feat, Bashundhara Kings poised for clinching the treble crown in the season for the first time after winning the Independence Cup and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football title.

In the day's 2nd semifinal, captain cum Brazilian striker Robson Robinho, another Brazilian forward Dorielton Gomez and substitute forward Mohammad Ibrahim scored one each for the star studded Bashun-dhara Kings, which dominated the first half by 1-0 goal.

Brazilian striker Robson Robinho put the Kings ahead from a counter attack in the 21st minute by a clever shot from goalmouth melee, off a Rakib pass, utilising a wrong pass of Abahani captain Rahmat Mia (1-0).

Later, he was adjudged player of the match.

BPL leading scorer cum Brazilian forward Dorielton Gomez scored the 2nd goals for the Kings in the 71st minute by a good header from danger zone, capitalising on a right wing cross from Rakib (2-0).

Substitute forward Mohammad Ibrahim sealed fate of the match scoring the 3rd goal for the Kings in the 6th minute of the added time (90+6 minute), capitalising on a free kick taken by Robson Robinho from top of the box (3-0) depriving Dhaka Ahahani from any trophy of this season.

Earlier, Abahani escaped goal in the 15th minute when their long serving custodian Shahidul Alam Sohel made two repeated mistake in the danger zone.

With the day's outcome, Bashundhara Kings established their absolute supremacy over Dhaka Abahani in this season winning all four matches.

Bashundhara Kings beat Dhaka Abahani Ltd twice in the BPL, first by 2-0 goal in the first phase in Gopalganj on January 26, beat Abahani again by 2-1 goal in the 2nd phase in Bashundhara Kings Arena on May 04 after crushing Dhaka Abahani by 4-0 goal in the Independence Cup semifinal in last December, apart from day's 3-0 victory.

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