Chigozie makes dream debut | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 06, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 06, 2011

Grameenphone Bangladesh League 2010

Chigozie makes dream debut


WHAT WERE THEY WAITING FOR? Brothers Union striker Nkwocha Kingsley Chigozie (R), who overcame transfer hassles and a four-month wait to make his League debut, celebrates one of his two goals against Arambagh in their Bangladesh League encounter at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.Photo: STAR

Nigerian striker Kingsley Chigozie celebrated his Grameenphone Bangladesh League debut with a brace as Brothers Union registered their fourth win with a 3-2 defeat of Arambagh Krira Sangha at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
Chigozie, who actually came to Dhaka to play for Farashganj but had to sit idle for the last four months due to the non-availability of his international transfer certificate, made an immediate impact after joining the Gopibagh outfit during the mid-term transfer window that opened last month.
The curly-haired marksman scored both the goals in the first half that Brothers led 2-1.
The scoreline might give the impression of a ding-dong battle between the two mid-table sides but it was Brothers who almost confirmed a victory when their Brazilian midfielder Everton struck the third in the 67th minute.
Chigozie pounced on a rebounder for his first goal in the 7th minute but it was nullified by Arambagh's Benzamin Cooper after five minutes.
The debutant fired home his second from inside the box in the 16th minute for Brothers, who came into the match on the back of a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of leaders Muktijoddha.
However, after a goal-rush in the first quarter of the game, Arambagh appeared to lack the bite that they showed in a 4-0 victory against Rahmatganj in the previous match, allowing Brothers to take control of the game.
Brothers, whose first meeting with Arambagh ended goalless, extended the lead with Everton. The Brazilian, whose beefy attempt in the 50th minute was denied by the wood-work, finally scored only his second league goal in the 67th minute with a placing shot.
Five minutes from time, substitute Mamun reduced the margin for Arambagh. The winger ran down the vacant right flank and placed the ball past an advancing goalkeeper Sabuj Das Rogu.
It was Brothers' fourth victory in 13 matches. They are now sharing the crowded sixth position with Arambagh and Rahmatganj, all having 16 points each.

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