Bashundhara Kings President Imrul Hassan’s brace propelled Bashundhara Kings Officials to thrash Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA) XI by 6-1 goals in a friendly football match at Bashundhara Sports Complex in Bashundhara Residential Area on Friday.
Bashundhara Kings President Imrul Hassan scored 2 goals, General Secretary Minhajul Islam Minhaj and Engineer Moin scored one each while Javier Sanchez also scored 2 goals for Bashundhara Kings. For BSPA, skipper Sadman Sakib the lone face saving goal.Javier, Sadman were adjudged players of the match for Bashundhara Kings Officials and BSPA XI respectively.
In a festive environment, the match was followed by a prize giving ceremony. There was also a raffle draw held after the lunch.
Bashundhara Kings President Imrul Hasan was characteristically jolly after the match and after the huge win renewed their commitment for bridge-building activities to bring football back to the fore of Bangladesh’s sports’ discourse.
“It was an amazing match. I really enjoyed it. Hope that such initiatives will continue in the future as well,” said Imrul Hassan.
Bashundhara Kings President Imrul Hasan also gave the fans the hope that Bashundhara Kings will give their all in the upcoming AFC Cup.
“We are looking forward to the international tournaments. We have AFC Cup coming. Bashundhara Kings will represent Bangladesh in that tournament. Our aim is to increase hoist the flag of Bangladesh internationally. We will try to perform well and take the football of country to a better position.Kings’ Spanish Head Coach Oscar Bruzon, Technical Director BA Jobayer Nipu and local three assistant coaches also took part in the game for Kings while country’s prominent sports journalist played for the BSPA.
The Champions of Bangladesh Premier League and Federation Cup Bashundhara Kings arranged the match and other fun-filled activities including raffle draw and prize giving ceremony.
BSPA captain Shakib clinched the first prize of raffle draw. Shakib and Javier Sanchez were announced as the best player of their respective teams. BSPA Goalkeeper Kazi Sabir adjudged the best goalkeeper.
BSPA President Mostofa Mamun and General Secretary Sudipta Ananda handed over the crests to Kings President Imrul and Head Coach Bruzon.
Besides, BSPA Vice-President Parag Arman, Sheikh Saifu Rahman, former General Secretaries Sanat Babla, Rezowan Uz Zaman Rajib and members were also present there.