Football: Dhaka Abahani reach semis beating Sheikh Russel 1-0

Football: Dhaka Abahani reach semis beating Sheikh Russel 1-0

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Dhaka  – Dhaka Abahani Limited reached the semifinals of the KFC Independence Cup Football Tournament from Group B beating
Sheikh Russel KC by 1-0 goal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.Forward Jewel Rana scored the match-winner for Dhaka Abahani Limited in the 72nd minute by a grounder after beating his marker, off a Camara Sarra pass from top of the box (1-0)With the day’s feat, Dhaka Abahani finished Group B runners-up securing nine points to play the first semifinal against Group A
champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club on May 3 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.Despite the day’s defeat, Sheikh Russel KC emerged Group B champions with 10 points to play the Group A runners-up Chittagong Abahani Limited in the 2nd semifinal on May 4 at the same venue.In the day’s match, the Ethiopian forward of Sheikh Russel Fikru
Teferra made his way into the defense of Abahani in the 26th minute, but defender Mamun Mia tackled situation.In the 40 minute, Faisal Mahmud of Abahani made curved cross to Senegalese forward Camara Sarra but Russel goalie Rasel Mahmud Liton saved his castle brilliantly fisting the ball for a corner.Abahani English forward Lee tuck cut a free kick from 25 yards in the 68th minute, Rasel Mahmud Liton again save his team by a good diving.Sunday squandered an easy chance in the 69th minute, but shot of
Nigerian forward went over the crosspiece.UP polls: 2 held in Laxmipur’s Raipur upazila Laxmipur, Apr 23 (UNB)-Mobile courts arrested a member candidate for creating chaos at a polling centre and a person for casting fake vote in Sonapur union of Raipur upazila on Saturday.Sources said a mobile court arrested Abdullah Al Manum, a member candidate of Sonapur union, for trying to create chaos at Sonapur Government Primary School centre around 9am.Another mobile court arrested Farid Uddin for casting fake vote at Munshibari Darja polling centre in the same union.Besides, miscreants tried to snatch 100 ballot papers from Karpara
Gazipur Government Primary School polling centre in Ramganj upazila during voting.However, none was arrested in this connection.  Voting was underway in eight union parishads of Raipur and Ramganj upazilas during the polls.Additional police, Rapid Action Battalion and Border Guard Bangladesh members were deployed at every polling station.(UNB)

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