Sheikh Jamal first to reach semis  

Independence Cup Football: Sheikh Jamal first to reach semis  


Dhaka – Former Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club became the first team to reach the semifinals of this year’s Independence Cup, after eliminating Brothers Union 2-0 in the first quarterfinal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.They will play the first semifinal on February 5 against the winners of the BPL champions Dhaka Abahani Ltd and Arambagh KS, who will meet each other on February 2 at the same venue.After barren first half in the day’s match, Nurul Absar put Sheikh Jamal DC ahead in the 55th minute (1-0) while Zahed Parvez confirmed the team’s victory adding one more goal in the 83rd minute (2-0).Farashganj SC will play Rahmatganj MFS in the 2nd quarterfinal on Sunday at 4pm at the same venue.UNB news agency


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