Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni
Independence Cup Football: Air Force advance to final round
Bangladesh Air Force advanced to the final round of the Independence Cup Football 2022, eliminating Little Friends Club 5-4 in a tie breaker at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj on Saturday. The qualifying round match between two teams was drawn 2-2 goals in the stipulated period. Sumon scored both the goals for Bangladesh Air Force in the 28th and 75th minutes while Rayhan and Yasin scored one each for the Little Friends in the 37th and 66th minutes respectively. Read more: Independence Cup Football begins Saturday The remaining qualifying round match between Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy will be held on Sunday (November 6) at 2 pm at the Bir Shreshta Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj. The 16-team final round of the meet will be held on November 13 to December 5 at three venues across the country--Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj, Bir Shreshta Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj and Shaheed Dhirendranath Dutta Stadium in Cumilla. Dhaka Mohammedan SC will play the winners of Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy in the inaugural match on November 13 in Munshiganj while Sheikh Russel KC will encounter Fortis Football Club in the other opening day's fixture in Cumilla. Participating teams are: Group A - Dhaka Mohammedan SC, Sheikh Russel KC, Fortis Football Club. Bangladesh Army/Bangladesh Navy Group B - Bashundhara Kings, Chittagong Abahani, Azampur Football Club and Youngmens' Club Fakirerpool. Group C - Dhaka Abahani Limited, Muktijoddha Sangsad KC, Uttara Football Club and Bangladesh Air Force Group D - Sheikh Jamal DC,Bangladesh Police FC, Rahmatganj MFS and BFF Elite Football Academy.