Bottom-placed Team BJMC tasted their maiden victory in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League when they surprised three-time champions Sheikh Jamal DC 2-1 at the Bangabadhu National Stadium yesterday.
Team BJMC, who managed only five points from five draws in their 15 previous outings, registered their first victory courtesy of a goal each from Nigerian duo Samson Illiasu (19) and Eleta Kingsley (53). Shakhawat Hossain Rony reduced the margin for Sheikh Jamal (57).
Under the guidance of new coach Ali Ashgar Nasir, Team BJMC started the league with the promise of getting out of the red zone even though they lost to Mohammedan 2-1 despite taking the lead in their first match before suffering a 3-0 defeat to Saif SC.
But they held Chittagong Abahani to a draw on home ground in Noakhali in the previous match and finally tasted the first win in their 16th match to raise their tally to eight points. Team BJMC, along with Brothers Union (nine points), are still in relegation zone with eight matches left.
Sheikh Jamal remained in eighth position with 15 points from 15 matches.