Milestone win for Swadhinata
Newcomers Swadhinata Krira Sangha kept their quarterfinal hopes alive in the Riviera Independence Cup with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Rahmatganj in three-team Group A encounter at the Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.
Swadhinata KS, who suffered a 1-2 defeat to Abahani in their debut match in top-flight football, now have three points alongside Abahani, who will play against Rahmatganj in the group-deciding final match on December 7.
Rahmatganj, featuring three foreign players, took only three minute to break the deadlock when Ghanaian forward Philip Adjah Tettey availed a through-ball from Sanowar Hossain and advanced into the box before beating goalkeeper Sarwar Jahan.
But the lead lasted only 13 minutes as Polish striker Rafal Zaborowski scored before Sabbir Hossain whipped in a cross for Bosnian forward Nedo Turkovic, who made no mistake.
Rahmatganj substitute defender Al Amin struck his own net in the 72nd minute to give the Bangladesh Championship League champions the joy of leaving the field with a maiden victory in the top-flight football.