Sonali Bank confirmed their semifinal berth of the UCB Club Cup hockey tournament with a convincing 4-1 win over Dhaka Wanderers Club in their first match at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.
The victory of Sonali Bank also took Abahani into the last four from the same group and the teams will square off in the group-deciding match today.
Enamul Bari Turjo struck twice while Masum and Manik scored one goal each for Sonali Bank while Taher Ali netted the consolation goal for Wanderers, who left the tournament with two consecutive defeats in as many matches.
In the day's other match, Azad Sporting Club kept their hopes of qualifying for the semifinals alive after playing out a 1-1 draw against Ajax SC and the result threw Usha KC into the semifinals from Group B.
Rajib Das gave Azad a 24th minute lead which was cancelled by Nurunnabi in the 51st minute.
Azad, who suffered a 13-1 thrashing by Usha, will have to wait for the result of today's encounter between Usha and Ajax.