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BFF alters Abahani-Ctg Abahani match result

  • Published at 10:33 pm September 24th, 2019
U-18
Action from the U-18 Football Tournament quarter-final between Abahani and Chittagong Abahani in Dhaka Sunday BFF

On 22nd September, the Chittagong side won the quarter final match by 5-4 in a tie-breaker as the stipulated 90 minutes ended on a 1-1 draw in the Bangabandhu National Stadium, but after the match, Dhanmondi-based Abahani Limited made an official complain to BFF about the forgery of a Chittagong player

Bangladesh Football Federation has altered the result of a quarter final match of the ongoing Walton U-18 football tournament between Abahani Limited and Chittagong Abahani as they found the latter guilty of breaching discipline and awarded the former the match. 

On 22nd September, the Chittagong side won the quarter final match by 5-4 in a tie-breaker as the stipulated 90 minutes ended on a 1-1 draw in the Bangabandhu National Stadium, but after the match, Dhanmondi-based Abahani Limited made an official complain to BFF about the forgery of a Chittagong player. 

On Tuesday, a disciplinary committee meeting of BFF found out that a Chittagong player, who was registered as Obaidur Rahman Saidu, had earlier registered as Ramiz Uddin to play for Govt. BG Press and RC in the Saif Power Battery Third Division Football back in 2018. 

As the player was found guilty of providing a false identity and conceal his true age according to the article 21.2 and 38.6 of the Walton U-18 football tournament’s bylaws, Abahani were declared winner by 3-0.

The committee also suspended Saidu alias Ramiz for six months in any tournament under BFF jurisdiction according to article 57.1 and also fined him taka 25, 00 that is ordered to be paid within 30 days. 

With the altered result Abahani will now face Saif Sporting Club in the second semifinal on Friday while Bashundhara Kings face NoFel Sporting Club on Thursday in the first semifinal.

Both the matches and the final, which is scheduled on 30th September, will be played in BNS.