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  02 Dec 2021, 19:48

Saif SC earn 2nd win in Independence Cup

 DHAKA, Dec 2, 2021 (BSS)- Saif Sporting Club recorded their second

successive victory in Riviera Independence Cup Football when they beat 10-man
Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra (KC) by 3-2 goals held today (Thursday) at
Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the city's
Kamalapur.

  With the day's win, the Federation Cup runners-up Saif SC almost confirmed
their spot of quarterfinal with six points from two matches while Muktijoddha
Sangsad KC who earlier lost their first match to Mohammedan, yet to open
their account playing the same number of matches.

  In the day's match, forward Foysal Ahmed Fahim, defender Nasirul Islam and
midfielder Sazzad Hossin scored one goal each for Saif who led the first half
by 2-0 goals.

  Japanese forward Tetsuaki Misawa struck twice for Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira
Chakra.

  Fahim opened an account scoring the first goal for Saif early in the 17th
minute while Nasirul doubled the lead scoring the second goal for Saif in the
41st minute of the match.

  After resumption, Sazzad further widened the team's margin scoring the
third goal for Saif in the 81st minute of the match. Japanese forward Misawa,
however, aroused some hope for Muktijoddha scoring two goals in span of four
minutes as Misawa pulled one back scoring his first goal in the 87th minute
further reduced the margin scoring his second goal from a spot kick in the
90+1st minute, but it was not enough for them to change the fate of the
match.

  Sajon Mia of Muktijoddha got the marching order by the referee following
his double yellow cards.

  Saif SC will play their last group match against Mohammedan Sporting Club
Limited while Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra (KC), who are out from the
competition race following their second consecutive losses, meet Bangladesh
Army Football team on Monday (Dec 6).

  Both the matches will be held at the same venue.

  Friday's match: Rahmatganj Muslim and Friends Society vs Swadhinata Krira
Sangha at 5.45 pm.

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