Federation Cup 2020: Sheikh Russel to take on Ctg Abahani in first quarters on Friday

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31st December, 2020 10:32:07 printer

Federation Cup 2020: Sheikh Russel to take on Ctg Abahani in first quarters on Friday

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Group A champions Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra will face Group C runners-up Chattogram Abahani Ltd in the first quarterfinals of the ongoing Walton Federation Cup 2020 at Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) in the capital on Friday.  The match will commence at 4:00pm.

Country’s first sports channel T-Sports, a sister concern of Bashundhara Group’s East West Media Group Limited, will telecast the match.

Sheikh Russel KC reached the quarters beating Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) champions Bangladesh Police Football Club by 1-0 goal and Lt Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd by 3-2 goals in their two group matches on December 24 and December 30 respectively.  About their preparation, Sheikh Russel’s Nigerian midfielder Ugochukwu Obi Moneke told The Daily Sun, “Our target is to secure win, though we know they (Ctg Abahani) are a strong side.  The match will be tough, but we will give our best in those 90 minutes.” 

Ctg Abahani beat last year's runners-up Rahamatgonj Muslim Friends Society by 0-1 goal in their first group match on Dec 25, but conceded a 0-1 goal defeat to the holders Bashundhara Kings in the second group match on Dec 28. 

Ctg Abahani got a blow ahead of the match as their two foreigners namely Nigerian forward Idenyi Chinedu Matthew and Brazilian forward Nixon Guylherme Rocha Brizolara would miss the game. Matthew was ruled out of the competition due to testing positive for COVID-19 while Nixon got injured.

Ctg Abahani head coach Maruful Haque said, “The match will be tough. We have to depend on our local players as two of our foreign players are likely to miss the game. We have to depend on locals.”