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Bangladesh face Seychelles today

Published : 27 Mar 2023 10:40 PM | Updated : 28 Mar 2023 02:16 PM

Bangladesh will face visiting Seychelles in the second and last match of the FIFA Tier-1 International Football Series (today) Tuesday at the Sylhet District Stadium.

The match will kick off at 3:45 pm local time.

Bangladesh Television will telecast the match live while Bangladesh Betar will broadcast the running commentary.

In a pre-match press conference at KriraBhaban in Sylhet Monday, Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuyan said Tuesday's match would be tougher and more challenging compared to the first one.

Bangladesh started their series against Seychelles with a 1-0 win at the Sylhet District Stadium Saturday.

Finland-born Bangladeshi defender Tariq RaihanKazi scored the winner, his first goal for the national side, in the 43rd minute (1-0).

Earlier, the only match between Bangladesh and Seychelles ended in a draw in the four-nation football tournament in Colombo in 2021.

The current FIFA ranking of Bangladesh is 192, and Seychelles ranks 199.

This was the second win for Bangladesh in their last nine international matches, after their 1-0 win against Cambodia, under the Spanish coach Javier Fernández Cabrera.

Also, the dream of Nigeria-born Eleta Kingsley, who has earned Bangladesh citizenship, was fulfilled. He entered the field in the second half, for the first time wearing the national jersey of Bangladesh.

Eketa, who scored seven goals in the Premier League for Dhaka Abahani, came close to scoring twice.

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