Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra made a winning start in the season curtain raiser Independence Cup as they beat Uttar Baridhara Club by 1-0 goal in the opening match at Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium on Saturday.
After a barren first half, local midfielder Mannaf Rabbi, off a cross from Portuguese forward Esmael Ruti Tavares Cruz Da Silva in the 59th minute.
However, the competition is taking place after is taking place after 3 years. The last edition was held in 2018 when Bashundhara Kings secured the title beating Sheikh Russel KC by 2-1 goals.
Sheikh Russel, which formed a strong 31-member squad including four new foreigners and five national stars, were confident enough to regain their title.
With the day’s feat, the club earned a total of three points. They will play their next match against Air Force Football Team at the same venue on December 1 at 8pm.