Six-time Bangladesh Professional Football League champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will take on Nepal A- Division League champions Manang Marshyangdi Club in their Group E match of AFC Cup 2019 Limited at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today.
The match begins at 5:45pm.Dhaka Abahani got an impressive 5-2 goals victory over Rahmatganj MFS in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football on June 15.
Abahani’skey striker Sunday Chizoba scored his first hat-trick of the ongoing BPL while midfielder Jewel Rana and forward Nabib Newaz Ziban netted one goal each.
The comprehensive victory gave the club a confidence boost ahead of their home match against the Nepalese club.
Dhaka Abahani’s head coach Mario Lemos said that they have a good chance of winning against Manang Marshyangdi.
“We had good preparation. The players are very confident after the BPL match. Also, we’ve played against Manang Marshyangdi. We have an idea what they can do. We must win tomorrow’s game,” he said in a pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
Dhaka Abahani’s key player Nabib Newaz Ziban said they are confident about Wednesday’s game.“We have played well in the last match. We have also defeated Chennaiyin FC in a big match. We will play tomorrow to win,” he said.
Manang Marshyangdi head coach Chhiring Lopsang said that they are also ready for Dhaka Abahani.