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Kings face Police to confirm quarters today

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  • 4 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Kings face Police to confirm quarters today

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After having a flying start, defending champions Bashundhara Kings will take on Bangladesh Police Football Club to confirm their quarterfinal berth of the ongoing Independence Cup today at the Bir Sherestha Shaheed Sepoy Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur at 4:00pm.

Kings earlier crushed Bangladesh Navy Football Team by 6-0 goals in their first match last week. They are currently at the top of the table with 3 points. If Kings beat Police, they will enter into the knockout phase of the competition with 6 points.

“Every match of this tournament is important for us. But tomorrow (Saturday) is an important day for us because if we win, we will confirm the quarters of the tournament. We know about Police FC and their players as well. They are good; we have to take their challenges. We are champions, so we will try to maintain that level,” Kings' captain Tapu Barman told the media on Friday.

Police are sharing the second slot with Chattogram Abahoni Ltd with one point each while Navy are yet to open an account. Police are confident enough after playing a 1-1 draw with their tough opponents Chattogram Abahoni in their first match. They will try to create a tough situation for the reigning champions in their second match.

“Police formed a good team this year. They have a good attacking side. We have to block their attacking scope and reduce the ratio. We have to pay attention there,” said Kings goalkeeper Anisur Rahman Zico while asked about their preparation ahead of their Police FC match.

In the day’s other match, Chattogram Abahoni will meet Bangladesh Navy in their second group match at the same venue at 6:00pm. Chattogram Abahoni, who earlier lost points to Police, must have to earn the victory in today’s match if they want to keep their hope alive for the knockout stage.

Meanwhile, Swadhinata Krira Sangha defeated Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society by 3-2 goals at the same venue on Friday.

Polish midfielder Rafal Zaborowski and Bosnian forward Nedo Turkovic scored one each in the 16th and 50th minutes of the game while Rahmatganj defender Al Amin struck a suicidal goal in the 72nd minute for Swadhinata.

Ghana forward Philip Tettey and midfielder Sanoar Hossain scored one each in the 3rd and 25th minute for Rahmatganj.