Dhaka Abahani take on Minerva Punjab in AFC Cup tomorrow

Sports Correspondent

15th April, 2019 10:02:18 printer

Dhaka Abahani Limited will play against the last season’s I-League champions Minerva Punjab at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital on Wednesday.

Minerva Punjab arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday to play AFC Cup 2019 match.

The match will kick-off at 5:45pm (BST).

Abahani defeated Nepalese champions Manang Marshyangdi Club by 1-0 in the group E opener at ANFA Complex in Kathmandu on April 3.

On the same day, Minerva played goalless draw with compatriots Chennaiyin FC at The Arena Stadium in Ahmedabad.

In the remaining group matches, the popular sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit Abahani will play two home matches against Chennaiyin FC on May 15 and Manang Marshyangdi Club of Nepal on June 19, both at Bangabandhu National Stadium and will play their last away match against Minerva Punjab of India on June 26 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Abahani played in different Asian tournaments 10 times including five times in the AFC Cup, but managed to reach the second round of Asia Cup Winner Cup in 1998.

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