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Fortis FC stun six times champions Abahani


Published : 30 Dec 2023 09:03 PM

Fortis FC stunned Abahani Limited, Dhaka inflicting a solitary goal defeat in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football held at Muktijoddha Smrity Stadium,Rajshahi on Saturday.

Coach Andres Cruciani’s men following the draw in their first match with the Old Dhaka outfit Rahmatganj MFS, suffered the defeat to Fortis FC in the second encounter. 

The six times champions in the Bangladesh Premier League football, Abahani Limited also eliminated from the semifinal of the Independence Cup football tournament after going down to Bashundhara Kings.  

Despite playing some organizing and attacking game Abahani forwards could not open the net for once from the chances they created in the 90 minutes game. But Fortis, who played defensive game in the most of the time, scored the lone goal in the 36th minutes. 

Ukraine’s striker Vallorey Grishin scored for Fortis FC when Omar Badore provided the ball in an open space (1-0). 

After the break, Fortis FC created another chance to double their score but a Valloreys powerful shot was saved by Abahani’s keeper Shahidul Alam in the 69th minute. Fortis obtained four points from two matches while as many matches Abahani managed one.   

In the days other match, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club defeated Bangladesh Police by 1-0 at Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium, Mymensingh. Sheikh Jamal DC earned their first win, on the other hand the services team lost their first outings in the second match.