Semifinalists urged to behave
The organisers urged the four semifinalists of Citycell Super Cup's Cup stage to keep cool during the last four battles.
Abahani will take on Brothers Union in the first leg of the first semifinal tomorrow while Dhaka Mohammedan meet Chittagong Mohammedan in the second semifinal on Friday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
The winners of the eight-team event will pocket Tk one crore, the biggest ever prize money in history of the country's domestic football. The runners-up will get Tk 20 lakh.
There had been some controversies, mainly due to poor referring in the group stage, which concluded on Monday. Brothers and Mohammedan both have complained about refereeing but the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) would not be able to bring foreign referees for the first leg semis, confirmed tournament committee chairman Harunur Rashid yesterday.
The BFF has already appealed to the AFC for foreign referees but due to international commitment, most of the top referees in Asia are now busy.
It is likely that foreign imports will conduct the second leg semifinals and the March 27 final.
BFF president Kazi Salahuddin had defended local referees but he too, was irked during the Abahani-Chittagong Mohammedan Group A match where FIFA referee Azad Rahman failed to establish his authority properly.
The return-leg semifinals are due for March 23 and 24.
The Plate semifinals -- Sheikh Russel-Chittagong Abahani and Farashganj-Rahmatganj -- will be held on March 21 and 22 and the final on March 25.