Holders Bashundhara Kings will take on Bangladesh Police Football Club in their second match of the ongoing 12th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football tomorrow at 3:30pm Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital.
The BPL champions got off a winning start in the league as they beat Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) runners-up Uttar Baridhara Sporting Club by 1-0 goal in the opening match of league at Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari on February 13.Kings Costa Rican captain-cum Forward Daniel Colindres Solera netted the match-winner with a left-footed tap-in shot from the goal line in the 86th minute. With the day’s feat, the holders maintained their unbeaten for 13-league games at home with 12 wins and a draw.
Newcomers Bangladesh Police FC, which got promoted to BPL as BCL champions, conceded 0-2 goals defeat to BPL runners-up Dhaka Abahani Limited in their first match at BNS on last Sunday.
In their last meet in the season’s curtain raiser TVS 31st Federation Cup Football Tournament, Kings eliminated Police 3-0 goals in the second semi-final at the same venue on January 3. Their key Defender Topu Barman, captain Colindres and Argentine Defender Nicolas Delmonte clinched the victory scoring one goal each in 16th, 50th and 92nd minutes respectively.
In the day’s other match, Fed Cup runners-up Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society will face Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra at 6:30pm at the same venue.
Sheikh Russel KC made a frustrating start in the league as they were held by lightweight Brothers Union Limited in their first match at Sylhet District Stadium on February 13. Nigerian forward Rapheal Odoyin handed 1-0 lead to the hosts in the 4th minute, but Brothers Union’s Uzbek midfielder Vali Jonov Otabek levelled margin 1-1 in the 59th minute.
On the other hand, the Fed Cup runners-up conceded 0-1 goal defeat to Saif Sporting Club started their campaign in the Premier League match with a 1-0 win over the Federation Cup runners-up Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society in their first match at Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on last Friday.