Dhaka Abahani reach Guwahati safely

Sports Correspondent

24 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A 32-member Dhaka Abahani Limited football team reached Guwahati on Sunday to play their last Group E match against India’s Minerva Punjab scheduled for June 26 at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.

The match begins at 4:00pm (BST).

The Dhanmondi based outfit left Dhaka on Sunday morning without their key booter Sunday Chizoba, who is again facing Indian visa complications.

Abahani Team Manager Satyajit Das Rupu said on Sunday that Sunday Chizoba is again facing visa complications for his Nigerian passport.

“We have reached Guwahati on Sunday afternoon. But, Sunday haven’t joined us. He is again facing Indian visa complications,” he said.

Abahani have now reached the summit of 4-team group with 10 points from five matches with three wins, one draw and one loss while Channaiyin FC have secured 8 points from five matches with two wins, one loss and two draws.

Minerva Punjab have earned five points from their five matches with 5 consecutive draws and Manang Marshyangdi remained at the bottom-placed with their previous credit of just 2 points from five encounters with two draws and three defeats.