Sheikh Jamal DC earn victory in BPL
DHAKA, – Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club recorded a 2-1 goal victory over Saif Sporting Club in the TVS Bangladesh Premier League Football held today at Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
In the day’s proceeding, Gambian forward Pa Omar Jobe and Uzbekistan striker Otabek Validjanov scored in both halves by securing tenth victory for Saif on the day after leading the first half by 1-0 goal.
After the barren first half, Pa Omar Jobe finally broke the deadlock scoring the first goal for Sheikh Jamal in the 45+3rd minute while after the breather Saif Sporting Club staged a fight back as their Nigerian forward John Okoli restored the parity converting a spot kick in the 55th minute of the match.
Uzbekistan striker Otabek Validjanov finally sealed the victory scoring the second goal for Sheikh Jamal in the 76th minute of the match.
Saif SC however tried heart and soul to stage a fight back in the match but could not convert any lack of proper finishing.
Sheikh Jamal dominated the play and notched their deserving victory while the Federation Cup runners-up Saif SC were off-colored on the day.
With the day’s win, Sheikh Jamal improved their tally with 35 points from 16 matches, three points less than Abahani Limited, Dhaka, who are their nearest rivals in the runners-up race, while Saif SC, with the day’s defeat, remained at their previous credit of 26 points from 17 outings.
Earlier, in the first leg, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club beat Saif Sporting Club by 3-2 goals held at the same venue.
Sheikh Jamal will play against Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra at the same venue on Monday (July 19) while Saif Sporting Club will meet Arambagh Krira Sangha on the same day at Fortis sports ground. Saturday’s match: Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited vs Uttar Baridhara Club at the same venue at 4 pm.