Football league resumes today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Apr 06,2019 | Updated: 23:49, Apr 05,2019


The Bangladesh Premier League football will resume today after a month-long break for national and under-23 teams international engagements.
Saif Sporting Club will take on newcomers NoFeL Sporting Club in the day’s first match at the Rafique Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh.
In the other match of the day, bottom-placed Brothers Union will vie against Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society at Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Saif, who are currently placed in fourth of the table with 17 points from nine matches, will be hoping to get an easy win over NoFel, who are struggling at 10th place with eight points.
However, NoFel coach Kamal Babu believed that his side could yet make a positive impact as both the sides would come into this match after a month-long break.
‘I can’t tell you about the victory but I can assure you a competitive match,’ Babu said.
‘Big teams who, showed their consistent performance from the beginning, may lose their momentum after the resumption of the league following a long break.
‘While small teams, those are struggling in the league may get back to rhythm following rectification of mistakes,’ he added.
In Dhaka, Brothers will be hoping to break their seven-match losing streak.
Brothers failed to win any of their last seven matches since beating Mohammedan 2-0 that left them going through their longest losing streak in their professional football league history.
The Gopibag-based outfit, however, can take confidence from their past records over Rahmatganj as they won 11 out 18 matches in the league history.
Brothers coach Syed Nayeem Uddin got a month to repair the weakness of his team while Rahmatganj were expected to keep the momentum following 1-1 draw against a spirited Arambagh Krira Sangha.
Rahmatganj are in a better position as they stand at ninth after the ninth round with eight points.

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