With the conclusion of the league’s sixth round yesterday, a total of four teams – Abahani, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Muktijoddha Sangsad and Rahmatganj MFS – share the top spot with 12 points each while Chittagong Abahani are second with a point less.
Sunday gave Sky Blues the breakthrough with only four minutes into the clock. The Nigerian striker earned a penalty after the he was brought down by Ghanaian defender Issah Yussif inside the box. Abahani goalkeeper Shahidul Alam Sohel denied Sunday’s initial effort from the spot but the Nigerian smashed home on the rebound.
Abahani could have doubled the lead six minutes later when Sunday’s goal-bound header from the middle of the box flew over the bar.
Arambagh were then reduced to 10 men in the added time of the first half after Saddam Hossain received a straight red card following a foul on Englishman Lee Andrew Tuck.
Sunday sealed victory in the 85th minute, collecting a pass from Lee Tuck before drifting past a defender to break into the penalty area. His shot deflected off the onrushing Arambagh custodian Mitul Hasan before bouncing into the far post.
Later yesterday at the same venue, local powerhouse Mohammedan Sporting Club were held to a 2-2 draw by Brothers Union.