Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup

Gokulam edge past Kings

Sports Correspondent

23 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Gokulam edge past Kings

Bashundhara Kings Forward Daniel Colindres, centre, sprints with the ball during their Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup match against Gokulam Kerala Football Club at MA Aziz Stadium on Tuesday. Gokulam won 3-1. — Rabin Chowdhury

Bashundhara Kings were edged past by Gokulam Kerala Football Club by 1–3 goals during their Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup match at MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Tuesday.

Bashundhara Kings fought hard but Gokulam took the early lead on the 24th minute of the match, courtesy of Henry Kisekka.

Bashundhara Kings went on the counter to equalise but it was not to be as Gokulam utilised sensational opportunity to double their lead on the 32nd minute as their forward Nathaniel Garcia scored a stunner.

First-half ended with Gokulam leading by 2-0 goals.

Kisekka completed his brace right after the resumption of game and took the score line to 3-0.

Bashundhara Kings scored a consolation goal on the 74th minute of the match as Motin Miah sent in a crawler to the nets.

Earlier on the day, a superb hat-trick by Brazilian forward Bruno Suzuki Castanheira guided Terengganu FC of Malaysia to a 5-3 goal victory against Chennai City FC of India in the first Group B match.

Bruno Castanheira wrote a new record in the Sheikh Kamal Club Cup tournament scoring the highest number of four goals in a match while midfielder Rahmat Bin Makasuf scored other goal for the former Malaysia Cup champions. 

On the other hand, Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa, forward Mashoor Shereef Thangalakath and Uruguayan-Spanish forward and Captain Pedro Manzi netted one goal each for the current I-League champions, Chennai City FC.

 In the goal-fest game, midfielder Rahmat Bin Makasuf opened the account for Terengganu FC by a right-footed low-range shot off a pass from Bruno Suzuki Castanheira in the very 5th minute (1-0).

 But, Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa levelled the margin for Chennai City in the 24th minute as Terengganu captain-cum-midfielder Lee Tuck made a silly mistake in the danger zone (1-1).

In the 34th minute, forward Mashoor Shereef punished Terengganu FC scoring the 2nd goal for Chennai City utilising a blunder by goalkeeper Ilham Amirullah Bin Razali in the danger zone (1-2).

After conceding two successive goals, Terengganu FC came alive and created strong pressure on their opponents.

 Finally, Brazilian forward Bruno Suzuki Castanheira levelled the margin for the former Malaysia Cup champions scoring the 2nd goal (2-2).