Third win for Mohammedan

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:54, Feb 14,2021


Mohammedan Sporting Club came from a goal down to beat Brothers Union 2-1 to earn their third win in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday.

In the day’s other match at the same venue, Police Football Club made a stunning turnaround as they came from three goals down to draw 3-3 against Chittagong Abahani.

For Mohammedan, forwards Amir Hakim Bappy and Souleymane Diabate of Mali scored one goal apiece while midfielder Joseph Noor Rahman scored the lone goal for Brothers.   

Noor gave Brothers the lead in the 11th minute with a chip from top of the box.

Bappy levelled the margin in the 69th minute by placing the ball following a cross from the right side by Diabate, who confirmed the win by scoring in the 73rd minute with a diving header from goalmouth after a cross by defender Md Atikuzzaman from right flank. 

In the day’s second match, midfielder Rakib Hossain scored a brace while Brazilian forward Nixon Guylherme scored the other goal for Chattogram Abahani.

Police’s all three goals were scored by their Ivorian recruits of midfielder Frederic Pooda, defender Lancine Toure and forward Ballo Famoussa.

Nixon opened the account for Chattogram Abahani in the 18th minute by placing the ball home following a cutback by midfielder Mannaf Rabby before Rakib made it 3-0 scoring in the 20th and 49th minutes.

Rakib scored his first one with a right-footed drive from top of the box following a through pass provided by Nigerian forward Chinedu Mathew.

Rakib extended the lead for the port city outfit utilising a miss-pass by Police keeper Mohammed Nehal.

Kyrgyzstani midfielder Murolimzhon Akhmedov took a corner from the right side before Pooda headed the ball home to reduce the lead in the 58th minute.  

Toure also scored from a header following Akhmedov’s corner kick from the left side in the 75th minute. 

Ballo completed a great comeback scoring from the penalty stoppage time of the match.

Chattogram Abahani defender SM Manjurur Rahman committed handball to save Police forward Komol Barua’s close attempt and the referee awarded the penalty to Police.   

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