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U-23s beat Qatar’s Al-Shahania

  • Published at 01:41 am March 16th, 2019
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Bangladesh U-23 team's Khandakar Ashraful Islam (C) celebrates scoring against Qatar's Al-Shahania during their friendly Friday BFF

Nofel Sporting Club forward Khandakar Ashraful Islam netted the all-important goal in the 86th minute from a corner from midfielder Rakib Hossain

Bangladesh U-23 football team beat Qatar top-flight outfit Al-Shahania Sporting Club 1-0 in a friendly Friday.

The men in red and green are currently undergoing a 10-day conditional camp in Qatar and this was the first of their two practice matches, ahead of the AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers in Bahrain.

Nofel Sporting Club forward Khandakar Ashraful Islam netted the all-important goal in the 86th minute from a corner from midfielder Rakib Hossain.

Ashraful’s placing shot found the back of the net after a deflection from an opposition defender.

Bangladesh thoroughly dominated the game, and got several chances, but a lack of finishing touch meant they had to be content with a 1-0 win against a side who regularly feature in the top positions of the Qatar League.

The visiting side will play their second and final warm-up Tuesday against Al-Arabi Club.