Sports, Football

Kings aim to extend winning run

Published : 04 Apr 2024 09:49 PM

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) heats up on Friday with the highly anticipated 11th round encounter between reigning champions Bashundhara Kings and Chittagong Abahani Limited. The match kicks off at 3:15 PM at the Shaheed Bir Sreshtho Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj.

Currently sitting atop the league table with a commanding 25 points, Bashundhara Kings are a force to be reckoned with. They're on a four-game winning streak, most recently dismantling Brothers Union with a resounding 7-1 victory. Confidence is surging through the Kings' ranks as they aim to extend their dominance.

On the other hand, Chittagong Abahani finds itself in unfamiliar territory. Languishing in eighth place with 10 points, they're desperate to break a three-match winless streak. Their most recent encounter was a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Bangladesh Police FC. Coach and players will need to strategize a way to upset the champions and reignite their season.

Friday's fixtures also feature two other exciting clashes. Title contenders Dhaka Abahani Limited, currently in third place with 18 points, lock horns with Fortis FC (sixth place, 12 points) at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium in Gopalganj. This match promises tactical battles and a fierce fight for valuable points.

The day's final encounter pits Rahmatganj MFS (ninth place, 7 points) against Brothers Union (tenth place, 3 points) at the Muktijuddho Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi. While Rahmatganj boasts a five-match unbeaten streak against Brothers Union, the underdogs will be hungry to pull off an upset and climb out of the relegation zone.

Friday's BPL action promises a thrilling display of Bangladeshi football. With Bashundhara Kings aiming to solidify their lead and other teams vying for crucial points, fans can expect a day filled with tactical battles, nail-biting finishes, and the potential for upsets.