I-Cup Football: Fikru hattrick shrinks BJMC

I-Cup Football: Fikru hattrick shrinks BJMC


Dhaka – Ethiopian forward Fikru Teferra’s triple strike enabled his side Sheikh Russel KC to defeat Team BJMC in a five-goal
thriller in their Group B match of the ongoing KFC Independence Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday.With the day’s feat, Sheikh Russel KC topped Group B in the season’s curtain-raising football meet securing full six points from their two
matches, having beaten Arambagh KS 2-1 earlier. Team BJMC remain on three points, also playing two matches.

Fikru opened the Sheikh Russel account in the very 3rd minute of the match, but Mehedi Hasan Topu leveled the margin for Team BJMC just minutes later, in the 7th minute. The teams went in level at half-time.After the break, it was the Fikru show again as he completed the 2nd individual hattrick of the tournament, scoring two more goals in the 56th and 73rd minutes respectively, putting the game beyond effectively beyond BJMC.Nigerian midfielder Samson Ilyasu did net a consolation for the jute-millers team in the 83rd minute. agences


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