Abahani beat April 25 SC in AFC Cup

Sports Correspondent

22 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Six-time BPL champions Dhaka Abahani Limited continued their fairytale performance in the AFC Cup beating April 25 SC (4.25) of North Korea by 4-3 goals in the first leg home match of the inter-zonal semifinal at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital on Wednesday.

Nigerian forward Sunday Chizoba scored twice, midfielder Sohel Rana and country’s promising forward Mohammad Nabib Newaz Ziban netted one goal each for the sky-blue outfit while defender Kwon Chung Hyok, forward Rim Chol Min and defender Pak Song-Rok netted one goal each for April 25 SC.

Dhaka Abahani Ltd will face April 25 SC in their away match on August 28 at the Kim-ll-Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea.

The Bangladesh side just need a draw in their away match to enter in the inter-zonal playoff finals for the first time. 

Earlier, Bangladesh Premier League Football champions Abahani sealed their place in the knockout phase for the first time as the champions of four-team Group E securing 13 points from 6 matches with four wins, one draw and one defeat.