Dhaka Abahani on Wednesday confirmed a berth in the quarterfinals, along with Mohammedan SC, after beating Muktijoddha Sangsad in the Federation Cup Football 2020.
With the 2-1 win at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the Group D encounter, Abahani emerged group champions, securing full six points from straight two matches.
The Sky Blue Brigade will play Uttar Baridhara Club in the fourth quarterfinals on Monday at 4pm.
Dhaka Mohammedan, which earned a 4-1 victory over Muktijoddha in the previous match, was counting on Abahani’s win in today’s match to secure a berth in the quarterfinals.
The Black and Whites will play the second quarterfinals against Group B champions Saif SC on Saturday.
In the day’s last Group D match, Afghan booter Masih and Haitian footballer Belfort scored for Abahani, one in each half, while Rohit Sarkar netted one for Muktijoddha.
In the day’s other match, Sheikh Russel KC clinched the Group A title, defeating Sheikh Jamal DC by 3-2 at the same venue.
Asrorov, Ugochukwu and Toklis Ahmed scored one each for the winners, who dominated the first half 2-0. And Solomon King netted two goals for the losing side, in the second half.
Group A champions Sheikh Russel will play Chittagong Abahani in the first quarterfinals on Friday while Group A runners-up Sheikh Jamal DC will take on Bashundhara Kings in the third quarterfinals on Sunday.
Saif Sporting Club and Uttar Baridhara Club reached the quarterfinals of Walton 32nd Federation Cup Football 2020 after winning their last Group B matches at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday.
In the day's first match, Uttar Baridhara Club assured the quarterfinal berth as group runners-up eliminating all-losers Brothers Union Club by 3-0 goals in the afternoon.
Uzbek booter Evgeniy, captain Sumon Reza and Egyptian footballer Sayed Mohammad scored one goal each for Uttar Baridhara Club, which dominated first half by 2-0 goals.
In the day's 2nd match, Saif SC emerged group champions with all-win record eliminating Arambagh KS by 1-0 goal in the evening.
After a barren first half, Arifur Rahman scored the match- winner for Saif SC in the 57th minute.
Group B champion Saif SC will play the 2nd quarterfinal on January 2 against Group D runners-up while Group B runners-up Uttar Baridhara will face Group D champions in the 4th and last quarterfinal on January 4.
Star-studded Bashundhara Kings smartly reached the quarterfinals of the season's curtain raiser meet, the 32nd Federation Cup Football 2020 as the Group C champions beating Chittagong Abahani 1-0 in a group-deciding match on Monday
After a barren first half, Argentine booter Raul Oscar scored the match winning goal for the big- budgeted Kings in the 49th minute of the match, utilizing a left wing corner of Brazilian footballer Fernandes at the Bangabandu National Stadium here Monday evening.
Chittagong Abahani Ltd earlier assured the quarterfinal berth like the Bashundhara Kings with one match to spare beating all-losers Rahmatganj MFS by 1-0 goal in their first match last Friday.
Holders Kings made a flying start outplaying Rahmatganj MFS by 3-0 goals in the tournament opener.
On completion of all the Group C matches, Kings clinched top slot securing full six points, Chittagong Abahani finished runners-up with three points while last times runners- up Rahmatganj MFS made their early exit from the meet empty-handed.
In the quarter finals, Bashundhara Kings will play Group A runners-up on January 3 at 4 pm while Group C runners-up Chittagong Abahani will play Group A champions on January 1, also at 4 pm.
The Bangabandhu South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Football Championship rescheduled to be held September 15-25 next year in Dhaka
The decision was taken at a SAFF executive committee meeting held virtually over zoom today (Monday) with SAFF president Kazi Salahuddin in the chair.
South Asia's biggest football festival SAFF Championship was earlier scheduled for September this year in Dhaka, but was forced to be postponed for indefinite period due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Besides, the meeting also approved SAFF status, competition calendar for 2021 and its budget & audit accounts.
As per decision, the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship will be held next year in July 13-22, SAFF U-16 Women's in August 28-27, SAFF U-15 Boys in Oct 1-10 and SAFF U-18 Boys in Oct 15-24, hosts of which are yet to be finalized.
Uttar Baridhara Club produced an upset victory in their second match of the Federation Cup Football 2020, beating formidable Arambagh KS by 3-2 on Saturday.
Sumon, Sujon and Mustafa scored one each for the winners in the first half, while Chizoba and Nahid scored for the losing side at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
With their first win in the competition, Baridhara stayed in the quarterfinal race of the four-team Group B despite their O-3 defeat against Saif Sporting in the first match.
Baridhara will play Brothers Union on Tuesday at 3:15pm in their last group match.
Arambagh, which earned a 2-0 win over Brothers in their first appearance, will face Saif Sporting on the same day at 5:45pm to determine their progression to quarterfinal.