Dhaka Abahani Limited cruised into final of Independence Cup thrashing Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club 6-0 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday.
In another semifinal, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra will lock horns against Chittagong Abahani at 5.30pm today at the same venue.
Nigerian forward Sunday Chizoba wasted the first opportunity of the match in the 6th minute when he broke free past the Jamal defence with a super through pass of Lee tuck. But the Nigerian took too much time allowing Jamal defenders to take control of the ball.
In the 36th minute Gambian midfielder Landing Darboe chipped the ball to his captain Wedson Anselme who failed to beat Abahani goalie Sultan Ahmed Sakil who recovered from his first mistake and dived into the feet of Wedson.
In the very next minute, Jewel Rana provided a neat cross to Camara Sarra the Senegalese forward of Abahani, whose weak placing went straight to Jamal goalie Himel.
Abahani took the lead in the 48th minute of the match through a penalty. Abahani’s forward Camara Sarra was brought down by Jamal defender Kesto kumar and referee whistled for spot kick. English forward Lee Tuck converted the spot kick (1-0).
It was Lee Tuck who again scored in the 50th minute of the match. Nigerian forward Sunday Chizoba curved a cross from the left flank and Lee Tuck headed the ball into the far post net (2-0).
Nigerian forward Sunday Chizoba scored third goal for Abahani in the 60th minute. Lee Tuck sent a long through pass to Sunday who went past his marker and placed the ball into the net beating Jamal goalie Himel (3-0).
Sunday Chizoba netted his second goal and fourth for Abahani in the 64th minute with 20-yard right footer (4-0).
Sunday completed hat-trick in the 81st minute with a header on a cross of winger Jewel Rana (5-0).
Abahani’s 6th goal came in the 83rd minute through Sunday Chizoba whose 25-yard curving shot beat Jamal goalie Himel (6-0).