Dhaka Abahani Limited smartly moved into the semifinals of the Bashundhara Group Federation Cup Football Tournament ’21 crushing Sheikh Jamal DC by 6-0 goals in the last quarter-finals at Bir Shreshta Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur Monday evening.
Former champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will play Saif SC in the semifinal on Thursday (Jan 6) while Mohammedan SC will face Rahmatganj MFS in the other semis on the same day.
In the day’s last quarterfinal, Brazilian striker Dorielton Gomes and local forward Nabib Newas Jibon struck two goals each while captain Raphael Augusto of Brazil and Daniel Colindres of Costa Rica netted one goal each for the popular sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit Abahani, which dominated the first half by 2-0 goals.
Earlier, Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society reached the semifinal shocking Sheikh Russel KC by 4-3 goals in the extra time as the 3rd quarter-final match between them was locked in 3-3 goals in the stipulated period at the same venue.
Later, the fate of the match was decided in the extra session and local striker Ashraful Islam guided them team to the semifinal scoring match winner in the 119th minute with the frustration formidable Russel KC.
In the day’s match, Ghanian forward Philip Tettey struck twice in the 28th and 45+3 minutes, Nigerian striker Sunday Chizoba and local forward Ashraful Islam netted one goal each for the old Dhaka outfit Rahmatganj MFS in the 89th and 119th minutes respectively.
On other hand, Brazilian medio Thiago Amaral, Kyrgyz defender Aizar Akmatov and Brazilian forward Ailton Rosa scored one each for the Sheikh Russel KC in the 63rd, 82nd and 84th minutes respectively.