Sunday, 14 August, 2022
E-paper

Kings finish BPL season on high

Awarded champions trophy

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 31 July, 2022 12:00 AM
  • Print news
Kings finish BPL season on high
Bashundhara Kings players and officials celebrate with the trophy of Bangladesh Premier League season 2021-22 at the Bashundhara Kings Arena of Bashundhara Sports Complex in the capital on Saturday. Bangladesh Football Federation senior vice-president Abdus Salam Murshedy and BFF first vice-president and Bashundhara Kings president Imrul Hassan are seen at the award-giving ceremony. – Reaz ahmed sumon

BPL champions Bashundhara Kings ended the domestic season 2021-2022 with a 2-1 win over Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in their last match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League at the Bashundhara Kings Arena of Bashundhara Sports Complex in the capital on Saturday.

The Kings earlier confirmed their hat-trick BPL title by beating Saif Sporting Club by 2-0 goals with two-match to spare in their 20th match in Munshiganj on July 18.

Then the Kings defeated Dhaka Abahani by 3-2 goals in their 21st match at the Bashundhara Sports Complex on July 25.

Bashundhara Kings captain Robson Robinho and forward Matin Mia scored one goal each for the champions in 53rd and 8th minutes respectively while midfielder Sohanur Rahman netted for Sheikh Jamal in the 69th minute.

Sheikh Jamal’s Uzbek forward Otabek Valijonov and Kings  defender Bashiwanath Ghosh got marching order conceding red cards each just a few minutes before the final whistle.

The Kings were awarded the champions trophy and the players’ medals during an award ceremony after the day’s match.

Bangladesh Football Federation senior vice-president Abdus Salam Murshedy, BFF first vice-president and Kings president Imrul Hassan, BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag along with other BFF executive committee members and other distinguished personalities were present there.

Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd handed a floral bouquet to the Kings president after the match while Sheikh Jamal team gave a ‘Guard of Honour’ before starting the match.

Meanwhile, the Kings clinched their first and second BPL titles in the seasons of 2018-19 and 2021 while the season of 2019–20 was abandoned due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The top outfit also bagged two Federation Cup titles in 2019–20 and 2020–21, one Independence Cup title in 2018–19 and one second-tier Bangladesh Championship League title in 2017–18.