Abahani maintain vice grip on Ctg Abahani

    The six-time Abahani Championship champions maintained their perfect record against Chattogram Abahani, giving up their 2-0 defeat in a Bangladeshi Premier League match at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

    The Nigerian representative on Sunday Chizoba gave the Sky Blues a lead in the first half before Mamunul Islam completed Abahani’s 14th triumph over the city’s uniform in the 21st league. Although

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    Chattogram Abahani had beaten Abahani 2-0 in the 2019-20 season, all matches played that season were declared invalid after the championship was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Chattogram Abahani, who kept his top opponents to a 1-1 draw six months ago, got off to a good start on a muddy, slow pitch that, however, prevented the teams from showing their natural performance. The harbor side came close to taking the lead in the second second, but Brazil’s Nixon Guylherme crashed incredibly over the cross from inside the six-yard box.

    Surviving this fear, Abahani grew confident and played big balls that led to the fall of Chattogram Abahani. After Sunday and Jewel Rana wasted a few chances, the former finally broke the deadlock in the 34th minute with a left foot shot from inside the box after putting a chip from Rafael Augusto of Brazil.

    Mamunul doubled the lead with a left-footed move out of the box in the 52nd minute and although Chattogram Abahani created some good chances, they could find a breakthrough.

    Abahani scored 36 points from 17 games, 13 behind leaders Bashundhara Kings, while Chattogram Abahani remained stuck in fifth with 28 points from 17 games.

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