This was Brothers’ second successive defeat as they had lost to the other group member Bangladesh Police FC by 2-0.
For over a decade, numerous clashes between Mohammedan and Abahani, which once attracted thousands and brought out the best of a fierce rivalry, have been held almost silently in front of nearly deserted stands. But today's Federation Cup final between the country's most crowd-pulling outfits has suddenly turned up the heat in the country's football fraternity.
Abahani players and officials broke out into wild celebrations after Tanjim Ahmed struck the runs that clinched the club's 22nd Dhaka Premier League (DPL) title following a four-wicket win over defending champions Sheikh Jamal in the final round of Super League games in Mirpur yesterday.
Abhani Limited overtake the target of 101 runs in 15.3 overs and in the process thump Mohammedan Sporting Club by five wickets in the Super League match of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League at the BKSP-3, Savar.
Abahani's slim hopes of an unlikely passage to the final round of the AFC Cup were extinguished after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Maziya Sports and Recreation Club in Male yesterday.
Bangladesh Premier League champions Abahani left for Maldives yesterday to play their fifth match of the AFC Cup against Maziya Sports and Recreation Club.
Mohammedan Sporting Club have been drawn in the group of death of the Walton Federation Cup as they found last edition's runners-up Arambagh KS and Independence Cup champions Chittagong Abahani as the other group matches when the draw for the 12-team event was held at the Bangladesh Football Federation headquarters yesterday.
Title contenders Abahani will take on holders Sheikh Jamal DC in a crucial tie of JB Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today.
The word derby bears special significance on a sporting field. The Manchester derby, the Milan derby, the Madrid derby and many other sporting clashes have been cherished across the football world for ages.