Sheikh Russel post 2-1 victory over Arambagh
Sheikh Russel KC made a good start in the season’s first soccer meet — KFC Independence Day Football Tournament — beating Arambagh KS by 2-1 goals coming from behind at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Tuesday.
Armabagh KS took lead in the very 3rd minute of the match astonishing star-studded Sheikh Russel KC.
Nigerian forward Kester Akon opened the account for Arambagh KC by an angular shot beating opponent defender off a through pass of medio
Shadauzzaman Palash (1-0).
But the joy of Armabgah KS lasted for just a minute as Sheikh Russel’s fresh Ethiopian recruit Fikru Zeida scored the equaliser in the 4th minute displaying his brilliance.
As Arambagh defence failed to clear a quickly taken free kick by Atikur Rahman Mishu, Fikru took control of the ball and placed it home by a cool shot beating Arambagh goalie Mitul Hasan (1-1).
In the 51st minute, Kester Akon of Arambagh was very unfortunate as the Nigerian forward saw his curved right footer kiss the crosspiece.
Arambagh goalie Mitul Hasan saved his castle brilliantly in the 65th minute to deny a curved free kick of Mishu from the left edge of the box.
Nigerian midfielder Paul Emil scored the match-winning goal for Sheikh Russel KC in the 82nd minute by a cracking right footer from the middle of the box that kissed the net hitting the side post (2-1).