Independence Cup Football kicks off Tuesday

Independence Cup Football kicks off Tuesday

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Dhaka- The 12-team Independence Cup Football Tournament will kick off on Tuesday in the country’s premier sports venue — Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka– with Chittagong Abahani Limited taking on Saif Sporting Club in the opener at 3:30pm.
Brothers Union Club will play Farashganj SC in the other opening day’s fixture at 5:45pm at the same venue.On Wednesday), BPL runners-up Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will encounter Dhaka Mohammedan SC at 3:30pm while BPL champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will face Team BJMC in the day’s other match at 5:45pm. The logo of the tournament was unveiled at a function at the BFF conference room on Monday afternoon followed by briefings by the participating teams.Senior Vice-president of Bangladesh Football Federation Abdus Salam Murshedy and Operative Director of sponsor Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar, among others, addressed the function.All the 12 participating teams of the just concluded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football are taking part in the tournament, sponsored by Walton Group. All the participating teams will receive appearance money of Tk 2 lakh each.The champion team will receive prize money of Tk 5 lakh while the runners-up team Tk 3 lakh. The highest scorer and the best player of the tournament will be awarded with freezes while the best player of the final will get a 28″ LED TV. Participating teams are: Group A- Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Rahmatganj MFS and Dhaka Mohammedan SC Group B- Brothers Union, Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra and Farashganj SC Group C- Dhaka Abahani Ltd, Sheikh Russel KC and Team BJMC Group D- Chittagong Abahani Ltd, Arambagh KS and Saif Sporting Club.Fixture of the first round group matches:
Jan 16: Chittagong Abahani vs Saif Sporting Club (3:30)
Brothers Union vs Farashganj SC (5:45 pm
Jan 17: Sheikh Jamal DC vs Dhaka Mohammedan SC (3:30)
Dhaka Abahani Ltd vs Team BJMC (5:45 pm)
Jan 18 : Saif Sporting vs Arambagh KS (3:30 pm
Farashganj SC vs Muktijoddha SKC (5:45 pm)
Jan 19 : Team BJMC vs Sheikh Russel KC (3:30 pm )
Dhaka Mohammedan vs Rahmatganj MFS (5:45 pm)
Jan 20 : Muktijoddha SKC vs Brothers Union (4:pm)
Jan 24: Rahmatganj MFS vs Sheikh Jamal DC (4:pm)
Jan 25: Sheikh Russel vs Dhaka Abahani Ltd (4:pm)
Jan 26 Arambagh KS vs Chittagong Abahani Ltd (4:pm)
No match will not held from January 21 to 23 due to AFC Cup matches here. UNB news agency

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