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Big guns aim to win in quarterfinals

Published : 03 Dec 2023 09:27 PM | Updated : 03 Dec 2023 09:27 PM

All big guns are loking forward to win there respective quarterfinals encounters to be held today.

Two-time title holders star-studded Bashundhara Kings will take on the services team Bangladesh Army in the quarter finals of the Independence Cup, the season’s curtain-raiser soccer meet at Bashundhara Kings Arena at 4:00 pm on Monday.  

The Kings earned four points and became the Group-D champions when the the coach Oscar Bruzon men’s won and drew one match each out of two outings. 

To win the match skipper Topu Barman expressed their positive attitude to crash the services team.

Kings forwards Mohammad Ibrahim and Rakib Hasan will have to come out with their best, if they could convert the chances will come to their ways, then it would be easy for the defending champions to win the match.   

But Oscar Bruzon doest not want to dependent on only these two strikers hen the coach thinks that anyone could be the hero in thies match.       

Bangladesh Army made their room in the quarterfinals obtaining two points with two draws from as many matches. 

Bangaldesh Army team moved into last eight for the first time in the Independent Cup when Golam Rabbani Choton’s team stunned Mohammedan Sporting Club (MSC) and Fortis in Group—C matches. Army were unbeaten in two encounters.  Army’s target to win over mighty Banshundhara Kings, but it will be very tough job for the Army men.   

Meanwhile, MSC will face off Chittagong Abahani Limited in the quarter-finals at the Bir Sreshtah Flight Lieutenant Shaheed Matiur Rahman Stadium at 1:45pm in Munshiganj on the day (Monday).  

Though the three-time champions MSC became Group-C Champions but their performances were not remarkable, as they yet to get their peak. 

Former national star and the coach of Mohammedan Sporting Club, Alfaz Ahmed expects more from the team. He anticipation is that the traditional Black and Whites will win against the Port City giants, Chittagong Abahani. 

CTG Abahani, who played two consecutive finals, won the Independence Cup in 2016 and were runner-up in 2017. They are eager to win the title this year this time also under Maruful Haque. But would have cross the MSC hurdle in the quarter final.