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12:00 AM, April 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 27, 2019


Narayanganj champions of police football

Manikganj Correspondent

Narayanganj district police became champions in the Dhaka Range Police Football Tournament, beating Gazipur District Police 3-0 in the final at the Manikganj Police Lines ground yesterday.

Sanjib scored two goals while Chanchal scored the other for the winning team. Sanjib was adjudged the player of the final as well as the player of the tournament for scoring a total of 13 goals.

DIG of Dhaka Range Police Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun watched the final and distributed prizes among the teams.

A total 14 district police football teams of the Dhaka Range took part in the tournament which began on April 7.     

Rajshahi in final against Khulna

Sports Reporter

Rajshahi sealed a place in the final of the Shreikh Kamal U-20 National Football Tournament, beating Dhaka by a solitary goal in the second semifinal at the Natore Stadium yesterday.

Shajib scored the all-important goal in the 41th minute of the game to set up a final against Khulna, who had dispatched Chattogram in the first semifinal on Thursday, thanks to a brace from Khaled Biswas.

The final will be held at the Natore Stadium tomorrow.              

Ilicic, Gomez guide Atalanta  to first Coppa final since 1996


Atalanta reached their first Coppa Italia final since 1996 as Josip Ilicic and Alejandro Gomez scored in a 2-1 victory over six-time winners Fiorentina on Thursday.

Their three away goals in the first leg which finished 3-3 in Florence, as well as the two efforts at home, were enough to qualify for the May 15 final where they will face Lazio.

They defeated champions for the past four years Juventus 3-0 in the previous round.

“It’s an enormous feeling. It was our idea, our objective, and when we eliminated Juve, the trophy was all we were thinking of. We want to bring all of Bergamo to Rome,” captain Gomez told television channel Rai Sport.                                                  

Milan deplores ‘unacceptable’  racist abuse


AC Milan have issued a strongly worded statement deploring racist abuse directed at two of its players by Lazio fans in Wednesday’s Italian Cup semifinal at the San Siro.

The club claimed “recurring chants and monkey noises” aimed at Franck Kessie and Tiemoue Bakayoko “could be heard coming from the away stand before, during and after the match”.

Milan executive chairman Paolo Scaroni commented: “It was disheartening to watch such an important sporting event in our stadium, whilst monkey noises and racist insults were coming from the stands.

Milan said they had reported the “unacceptable” behaviour of a section of Lazio’s supporters to “the highest sports governing bodies”.

Wednesday’s racist abuse and separate neo-fascist incidents marred Lazio’s 1-0 semifinal second leg win which put them through to the final.                         

Prison term sought for  Diawara in extortion case


A French prosecutor on Thursday called for former Marseille defender Souleymane Diawara to receive a three year prison term for extortion.

Diawara was arrested in 2015 and spent two and a half months in custody on suspicion of complicity in attempting to recover 49,800 euros ($58,950) from a car dealer who allegedly sold him a stolen Porsche.

The former Ligue 1 title-winner is charged with getting his brother Adama and four others to go to the seller’s home in the middle of the night on March 19, 2015, in an attempt to retrieve the money.

In the presence of his wife and two daughters, they asked the seller for 50,000 euros before leaving with a BMW taken “as a pledge”, with the promise to return it if 10,000 euros were paid.

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