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Independence Cup

Kings in semis

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 13 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Defending champions Bashundhara Kings advanced to the semifinals of the ongoing Independence Cup after beating Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 4-0 goals in a high voltage fourth quarterfinal at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sepoy Mustofa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday.

Brazilian midfielder Jonathan Fernandes scored twice and substitute midfielder Shaikh Alamgir Kabir Rana after forward Matin Miah opened account for the champions in the second half.

After a barren first half, Kings forward Matin Miah put the ball home with an eye-catching right footer, off a pass from the interim captain-cum-Brazilian forward Robson Robinho in the 58th minute (1-0).

Brazilian midfielder Jonathan Fernandes scored his first goal with a powerful right-footed shot nearer the box in the 73rd minute (2-0) and struck second goal with a chip-in shot from the left flank of the box in the 81st minute (3-0).    

Substitute midfielder Rana netted the fourth and last goal as Sheikh Jamal goalkeeper Samiul Islam missed to grab a shot from Robson in the additional time (95th minute) (4-0). 

Sheikh Jamal DC head coach Juan Manuel Martinez conceded a red card due to involving clash with one of the assistant coaches in the 56th minute.

Sheikh Jamal were reduced to 10-man while their captain cum Gambian forward Solomon King Konform conceded a straight red card due to illegally fouled Kings defender Yeasin Arafat in the additional time. 

Kings will take on Police FC in the second semifinal Club on Tuesday at the same venue at 8 pm.