Saif Sporting Club and Bangladesh Army won their respective matches in the season’s curtain raising soccer meet, the Rivera Independence Cup Football ’21, beating their respective opponents at the Bir Shrestha Shahid Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Thursday.
In the day’s first match, Saif SC beat Muktijoddha SKC 3-2 in the afternoon – although the scoreline possibly flatters the losers.
Fahim scored first for Saif SC in the 17th minute (1-0) , Nasirul widened margin in the 41st minute to dominated the first half by (2-0)
Sajjad scored the 3rd goal for Saif SC in the 81st minute (3-0).
Misawa scored both the goals for Saif SC, first in the 87th minute and the 2nd in the stoppage time (90+3) of the match from a penalty (3-2).
Sajon of Muktijoddha SKC got marching order after receiving two yellow cards.
In the day’s other match, Bangladesh Army shocked Dhaka Mohammedan SC beating them by 2-1 goals Thursday evening.
Ranju put the Army team ahead in the 18th minute (1-0) while Emon doubled the Army margin in the 70th minute (2-0).
Rakib scored the face saving goal for the black and whites Mohammedan in the stoppage time (90+6 minute) of the match (2-1).