Saif Sporting Club moved to the third spot in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football after beating Chittagong Abahani 4-3 at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Datta Stadium in Cumilla Thursday.
Saif advanced to the third spot for the first time, toppling three times champion Sheikh Jamal with a better goal difference, securing 30 points from 16 matches.
Chittagong Abahani remained in the fifth spot with 26 points from 16 matches.
Nigerian forward Emeka Ogbugh put Saif ahead into the lead in the 43rd minute (1-0). Afghan midfielder Omid Popalzay pulled one back for Chittagong Abahani in the 57th (1-1).
Nigerian playmaker Candy Augustine scored the second goal for Chittagong Abahani (2-1).
Local forward Foysal Ahmed Fahim of Saif again pulled back one more in the 72nd minute and put his team ahead in the 74th (3-2).
Abahani's Nigerian forward Peter Thankgod restored parity in the 87th minute from a penalty (3-3).
Emery Bayisenge scored the match-winner for Saif in the 91st minute also from a penalty (4-3).
In the day's other match, Muktijoddha Sangsad beat Swadhinata 1-0 at the Muktijoddha Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi.
Obaidur Rahman Nawab scored the match-winner for Muktijoddha in the 42nd minute.