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BPL Football: Abahani return to winning run outplaying Brothers Union 5-2


BPL Football: Abahani return to winning run outplaying Brothers Union 5-2

Six-time champion Dhaka Abahani Ltd returned to winning run in the second phase of the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football outplaying lowly Brothers Union Club by 5-2 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday.

Sky-blue popular Dhanmondi outfit Abahani, which miserably split points with Bangladesh Police FC in 2-2 affairs in their second phase opener, clearly dominated the first half by 3-0 goals against their Gopibagh outfit.

Despite the day's comfortably victory, Abahani remained at the 3rd slot in the league table with 29 points from 14 matches while Brothers Union are struggling to avoid relegation with their previous credit of five points.

Star-studded Bashundhara Kings already poised for their second league title as they comfortably dominated the league with an unbeaten record securing 37 points from 13 matches while three times champion Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club followed the leader distantly with 29 points from 13 matches. In the day's match, Nigerian recruit Sunday Chizoba (22nd minute), defender Nasir Chowdhury (40th minute), medio Jewel Rana (44th minute), Haitian forward Kervens Belfort (62nd minute) and Rubel Miya (79th minute) scored one goal each for Abahani.

Nigerian booter Magalan Ugochukwu Awala netted both the goals (77th and 90+4 minutes) for Brothers Union.

League leader Bashundhara Kings are scheduled to face Bangladesh Police FC at 7pm while Sheikh Russel KC will encounter Rahmatganj MFS at 9:00pm in the day's (Tuesday's) two other fixture at the same venue, reports UNB.

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