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Dorielton’s wonder goal keeps Kings on top

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 14 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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Dorielton’s wonder goal keeps Kings on top
Bashundhara Kings’ Brazilian forward Dorielton Gomes Nascimento (centre) scores a bicycle kick goal during a Bangladesh Premier League 2022-23 match against Bangladesh Police Football Club at the Bashundhara Kings Arena in the capital on Friday. –BFF PHOTO

Bashundhara Kings’ Brazilian forward Dorielton Gomes Nascimento scored a sensational bicycle kick goal to help his side beat Bangladesh Police Football Club by a 1-0 margin during their fifth match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League 2022-23 at the Bashundhara Kings Arena in the capital on Friday.

 Dorielton netted the match-winner in the 27th minute of the game with a brilliant acrobatic kick from the right flank inside the box off a cross from forward Rakib Hossain.

To make proper use of the cross, the unmarked Dorielton twisted his body and executed an acrobatic powerful volley which flew past the Police FC goalkeeper Md Nehal into the near post.

The goal reminded Richarlison’s famous scissor kick for Brazil against Serbia during the recently concluded FIFA World Cup in Qatar that also won the best goal of the tournament award.

Apart from that, the goal will surely be one of the top goals ever scored in a domestic match in Bangladesh.

The country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group’s Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan was present at the venue and he enjoyed the day’s match from the VIP gallery.

Besides, Bashundhara Kings President Imrul Hassan and other high officials also witnessed the game live.

Kings, however, got a big blow when midfielder Sohel Rana got the marching order after conceding a second yellow card in the 76th minute.

Kings also got some close chances to extend the margin but failed to convert those opportunities and had to be content with a solitary goal victory at the end.

With this win, Kings continued their unbeaten run in the tournament as they now have 15 points from five games while Dhaka Abahani Limited are in second place with 11 points from five games. 

Dhaka Abahani, on the same day, beat Chittagong Abahoni Ltd by 5-1 goals at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Datta Stadium in Cumilla while Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra beat Azampur Football Club Uttara by 1-0 goal at the Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh.

In Cumilla, Dhaka Abahani forward Eleta Kingsley scored a brace while their local forwards Mehadi Hasan, Nabib Newaz Ziban and Costa Rican forward Daniel Colindres scored one each.

Chittagong Abahoni’s Nigerian forward Ojukwu David Ifegwu netted the only goal for the port-city team.

In Mymensingh, after a goalless first half, Nigerian defender Najeem Junior Adeyinka scored the match-winner for Muktijoddha SKC in the 60th minute.

Meanwhile, in today’s BPL fixtures, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will host Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium in Gopalganj while Fortis Football Club will play against Rahamatganj Muslim Friends Society at the Muktijuddho Sriti Stadium in Rajshahi.