Saif, Rahmatganj end first phase with wins

Sports Correspondent

20 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Saif, Rahmatganj end first phase with wins

Players of Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society and Mohammedan Sporting Club Ltd vie for the ball during their Bangladesh Premier League football match at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital on Friday. Rahmatganj won 2-1. — BFF PHOTO

Saif Sporting Club and Rahmatganj MFS completed the first phase of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football with wins on Friday.

Defender Mohamed Faysal Ahmed scored the goal in the 4th minute. But, midfielder Mohamed Habibur Rahman Sohag brought relief for Mohammedan by an equaliser 1-1 in the 11th minute of the game.

Eleventh-placed Mohammedan were looking for another draw. But, Rahmatganj’s Congo recruit Siyo Zunapio Jeancy dashed Mohammedan’s hopes when he scored the match winner in the 74th minute.

Meanwhile at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium in Gopalganj, Saif Sporting Club claimed triumph over Muktijoddha Sangshad KC by 2-0 goals. 

With this win, Saif have now 23 points in all 12 matches with 7 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. On the other hand, ninth-placed Rahmatganj earned 12 points from their 12 BPL matches with 2 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses.

Muktijoddha have 15 points in 12 games with 4 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses while Mohammedan have 6 points in 12 matches with 1 win, 3 draws and 8 losses.

All of these teams ended their first phase remaining in their previous spots. Saif SC remained in the 4th spot while Muktijoddha, Rahmatganj and Mohammedan remained respectively at 6th, 9th and 11th spot in the 13-team league.