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Kings make royal start in Fed Cup

  • Published at 11:56 pm October 29th, 2018
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Action from the Federation Cup match between Bashundhara Kings and Mohammedan in Dhaka Monday Dhaka Tribune

In the other match of the day at the same venue, Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited edged newcomer Nofel Sporting Club 2-1

New sensation of Dhaka football, Basundhara Kings made an outstanding start in the season as they beat falling giant Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited 5-2, despite trailing twice at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka Monday. 

In the other match of the day at the same venue, Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited edged newcomer Nofel Sporting Club 2-1.

Kings, the newly promoted cash rich club who roped in some expensive foreign and local players along with a Spanish coach, looked shaky early but in the end showed their dominance in the Group D encounter. 

The seven-goal fest once again proved the dominance of foreign players in the local league as Mohammedan’s Gambian forward Landing Darboe scored twice while Kings’ Brazilian recruit Marcos da Silva notched a brace and Spanish defender Gotor Blas and Costa Rican playmaker Daniel Colindres netted one apiece. 

Kings’ Motin Mia is the only local player to register his name in the score sheet as he scored one in the 78th minute. 

Colindres, who played two matches for Costa Rica in the Fifa World Cup 2018 in Russia, has been the biggest name in the newly hyped club but the Kings’ playmaker missed to score in a one-on-one position in the seventh minute. 

But Landing utilised the opportunity in the 18th minute. 

MSC’s Nigerian forward Kingsley Chigozie entered into the box from the left but his shot was deflected by a defender and Landing slotted the ball home with ease. 

However, Colindres made the reprieve and scored his first goal in the local league as he successfully converted a penalty after Mohammad Ibrahim was fouled in the 28th minute. 

The first half ended 1-1 and it was not before the 21st minute of the second half the goal rush started. 

MSC took the lead for the second time with a successful shot of Landing from the spot after Kingsley was fouled inside the box in the 66th minute. 

Gotor equalised in the 71st minute after receiving a free kick of Colindres inside the box. 

The match was in the parity till the 75th minute but MSC were reduced into a 10-man side as Toklis Ahmed received his marching order after getting his second yellow card. 

Just three minutes later, Motin received a diagonal pass of Mohammad Ibrahim to put the ball into the top corner and put Kings in front for the first time. 

Colindres scored two goals during injury time to help Kings finish with an emphatic win.  

Collindres provided assists on both the goals which were scored in 93rd and 95th minute respectively. 

In the second match of the day, local striker Shakhawat Hossain Rony and Gambian Solomon King scored one goal apiece to help Sheikh Jamal make a winning start while Guinean forward Ismail Bangoura scored a consolation goal for the newly-promoted Nofel. 

Both the teams scored goals in the injury time of the first half as King struck before Bangoura equalised almost instantly. 

At the one-hour mark, Rony made a successful long-range effort and that was enough for the Dhanmondi-based club to leave the field with full three points.

RESULTS

Mohammedan 2 (Landing 18, 68) 5 Bashundhara Kings (Daniel 30-P, Jorge 71, Motin 79, Marcos 90+3, 90+5)

Sheikh Jamal 2 (Solomon 45+1, Rony 60) 1 Nofel (Bangoura 45+2)