Mohammedan SC once again came out successful with their defensive strategy against archrivals Abahani, which also kept alive their slim hopes of winning an elusive Bangladesh Premier League title.
The Independence Cup champions looked under the cosh against their archrivals Abahani, but took the lead against the run of the play and the single-goal lead was well defended, thanks to a smart switch of strategy.
“Initially we went for attacking football with the formation of 3-2-4-1 but we soon shifted to our previous strategy of going for counter-attacks in the face of several attacks from the opposition,” said Wahed. “The decision to shift strategy paid off as we controlled the match in the second half.”
“I had also struck in our 2-0 win over Abahahi two years ago (fifth edition of the league in 2012) but this time the team won with my single goal and it is a great feeling for me,” said the lad from Sylhet.
However, Abahani's Iranian coach Ali Akbar Pourmoslemi was not too optimistic about his side's title chances.
“If Sheikh Jamal does not drop points in future, it will be difficult to close the gap but I can say that our boys will be trying to secure as many point as possible,” said Akbar, who blamed his strikers for not to taking at least a 2-0 lead in the first half.