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Dhaka Tribune

BPL produces goals worth remembering

Update : 30 Apr 2014, 04:49 PM

Spectacular strikes stimulate the passion for the game and its mode and approach remain as a topic of discussion among all football fans. The ongoing Bangladesh Premier League has so far produced some spectacular goals, which, though little in number, are surely impregnated with abundance of quality one can ever hope for to savor them forever.

Nigerian defender Eleta Benjamin scored one of the finest goals in Bangladesh Premier League's history when his bicycled effort fooled the Team BJMC's defense as well as the goalkeeper on April 22. On the hour mark and with Muktijoddha leading 1-0, skipper Maruf Ahmed whipped in a low corner from the left flank which landed on the edge of the box to Eleta on the left edge who toe-poked the ball in the air, turned his body and fired in a back volley into the near post. Team BJMC defense and the goalkeeper were left bamboozled in disbelief.

Muktijoddha coach Shafikul Islam Manik later admitted that he had seen Sheikh Md. Aslam score a similar goal about twenty years ago. Such is the beauty of Eleta Benajmin’s goal that it is bound to occupy a special corner in the hearts of all those fans who were fortunate enough to witness it.

Just a week later Team BJMC midfielder Abdullah Parvez netted an audaciously outrageous goal to sink Dhaka Mohammedan. In the dying minutes of the match, Parvez, who is well known for his left footed antics, was standing just a few yards in front of the opposition half when his stunning lob caught Mohammedan goalie Mamun Khan off guard. The specialty of the goal was it dipped perfectly and deceived Mamun Khan in the air. It hit the inside edge of the crosspiece and Mamun failed to keep it out although he did make a desperately vain attempt to prevent the ball from going in. Scoring a goal from 40 yards out in a competitive match is undoubtedly hard, unique and unprecedented and all these superlatives fittingly justify Parvez's goal.

The lethally left footed Parvez scored another superb goal against Uttar Baridhara on Januray 19. It was a  Banana Kick' from 25 yards out. Receiving the ball at the top of the arc, Parvez cut the ball with his side foot, it spun right and swerved in the air to crash into the net.

Stunning goals create attraction and public awareness for the league and BPL has surely delivered a few pieces for the fans to cherish and relish for a long time.

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