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Dhaka Abahani make Kings wait for title celebration

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 15 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Dhaka Abahani make Kings wait for title celebration
Dhaka Abahani Limited players celebrate their goal against Swadhinata Krira Sangha during an ongoing Bangladesh Premier League match at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Stadium in Cumilla on Thursday. —BFF PHOTO

Dhaka Abahani Limited made Bashundhara Kings wait to celebrate their third BPL title after they clinched a 4-1 goals win over Swadhinata Krira Sangha during their 19th round match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Stadium in Cumilla on Thursday.

 Dhaka Abahani’s Brazilian forward Dorielton Gomes Nascimento scored a brace in the 24th and 57th minute respectively of the game while Costa Rican forward Daniel Colindres and Brazilian midfielder Raphael Augusto scored one each in the 20th and 77th minute respectively to complete a big win.

Swadhinata’s Japanese midfielder Yuta Suzuki scored the only goal for them in the added time of the first half.

If Dhaka Abahani had lost to Swadhinata, Kings would have retained their BPL title with three matches to spare.

With the victory, Dhaka Abahani reduced the point gap to seven as they now have 41 points with Kings having 48 points from the same 19 matches.

However, Kings, which will face Saif Sporting Club at the Bir Shrestha Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj on July 18, can celebrate their championship on the same day as a win in the contest will be enough for them to confirm the BPL title.