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Sk Jamal climb to second in BPL

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 20 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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Sk Jamal climb to second in BPL
Sheikh Jamal DC players celebrate a goal against Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited in a Bangladesh Premier League football match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Monday. – BFF photo

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited moved to the second position of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League after they earned a 2-0 win over Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited in their second leg match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Monday.

 After a barren first half, Gambian duo Sulayman Sillah and Pa Omar Jobe scored one goal each in the 59th and 66th minute respectively.

Sheikh Russel’s Kyrgyz midfielder Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov sent the ball home from a free-kick in the 69th minute but the referee denied the goal due to offside.

Earlier, Sheikh Jamal crushed Sheikh Russel by 4-2 goals in their first-leg match of the league in February while Sheikh Russel outplayed Sheikh Jamal by 3-2 goals in the season curtain-raiser Federation Cup in December, both at the same venue.

Sheikh Jamal now have 38 points from 17 matches while Sheikh Russel slipped to seventh with their previous 27 points from 18 matches.

In the day’s other match, Saif Sporting Club defeated Arambagh Krira Sangha 4-3 in a thrilling match at the same venue.

Nigerian defender Emmanuel Ariwachukwu, forward Maraz Hossain, midfielder Faysal Ahmed Fahim and captain Jamal Bhuyan scored one each for Saif SC.

Uzbek forward Islomjon Abdukodirov, forward Kholmurod Kholmurodov Ugli and midfielder Arafat Mia netted one each for Arambagh in the match.

Saif SC now have earned 29 points from 18 matches while Arambagh remained at the bottom with five points from 17 matches.