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Jibon hat-trick inspires five-star Abahani

  • Published at 05:03 pm February 3rd, 2019
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Abahani's Nabib Newaj Jibon celebrates scoring against Rahmatganj during their BPL match in Dhaka Saturday

Nabib Newaj Jibon became the third player in the league after Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra’s Ivory Coast striker Ballo Famoussa and Arambagh Krira Sangha’s Zahid Hossain to net a treble as the Sky Blues earned nine points from four matches

Nabib Newaj Jibon became the second local player to score a hat-trick in the ongoing Premier League as his side Abahani Limited beat Rahamatganj Muslim Friends Society 5-1 at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka Saturday. 

Jibon became the third player in the league after Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra’s Ivory Coast striker Ballo Famoussa and Arambagh Krira Sangha’s Zahid Hossain to net a treble as the Sky Blues earned nine points from four matches.

League leader Bashundhara Kings have the same number of points from one game less. 

Jibon opened the scoring in the 18th minute when he scored through a free header off a Rayhan Hasan long throw-in. 

He doubled the lead in the next minute off a rebound after Rahmatganj goalkeeper Ariful Islam saved a powerful shot of Sunday Chizoba. 

Rahmatganj, however reduced the arrears in the final minute of the first half when Siyo Zunapiyo of Congo scored off a Sohel Rana volley. 

But Abahani did not take much time to widen the lead again as Sunday scored in the 50th minute. 

The Nigerian scored another goal in the 68th minute to seal the deal. 

Jibon achieved his personal milestone, his first premier league hat-trick, in injury time and finish the match comprehensively. 

With the defeat Rahamatganj have now only one point from four games. 

RESULT

Abahani 5 (Jibon 18, 19, 90+1, Sunday 50, 68) 1 Rahmatganj (Zunapiyo 45)