It was also the first match of Brothers under their new Iranian coach Reza Parkas
Brothers Union’s Uzbekistan midfielder Jonov Otabek’s superb second-half strike held Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra to a 1-1 draw in the Bangladesh Premier League at Sylhet District Stadium Thursday.
Raphael Odoyin, the Nigerian striker who was the top-scorer with 22 goals last season, opened the scoring with only four minutes into the clock with a neat header following a cross from Yamin Munna from the left flank.
Brothers leveled the margin at the hour mark as Otabek dribbled past a couple of defenders at the edge of the danger zone before firing past national custodian Ashraful Islam Rana into the near post.
It was also the first match of Brothers under their new Iranian coach Reza Parkas, while former English Premier League midfielder Chris Herd started the game ahead of Nigerian defender Alison Udoka.
Sk Russel 1 (Raphael 4) 1 Brothers (Otabek 60)