Dhaka – Holders Dhaka Abahani Limited and formidable Saif Sporting Club won their respective group matches of the season’s curtain raiser soccer meet, the Walton Federation Cup Football Tournament, at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Sunday. Defending champions Dhaka Limited made a good start in the season’s curtain raiser soccer meet beating Muktijoddha Sangsad KC by 1-0 goal in opening Group C match Sunday afternoon.
Former national skipper Mamunul Islam Mamun scored the match-winner for the sky-blue popular Dhanmondi outfit in the 54th minute by a placing shot from danger zone that kissed the freedom fighter net, hitting the side bar (1-0)
Mamun, who got the opportunity to make match-winner utilizing a Belfast shot pass that came his way by a header of Sunday. Later, the national coloured medio Mamunul Islam was adjudged the smart player of the match.
In the day’s 2ndmatch, Saif Sporting Club beat Team BJMC by 3-1 goals at the same venue under flood light.
Korea striker SeungilPark put Saif SC ahead in the very 5th minute from a penalty (1-0) while Abdullah Al Mamunof Team BJMC leveled the margin in the 13th minute by eye-catching header from goal mouth melee (1-1).
Substitute striker Jafar Iqbal scored the 2nd goal for Saif SC in the 66th minute by a cool shot from goalmouth melee (2-1) while Denis Blshakov sealed the fate of the match in the 88th minute, also from another penalty (3-1).
Monday’s matches: Mohammedan SC vs Bashundhara Kings (3;15 pm), Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club vs NoFel Sporting Club (5:15 pm).UNB