06 January 2021

Saif SC face Chattogram Abahani in 1st semi final today

By BSS, Dhaka

The football fans are eagerly waiting for an entertaining football match when Saif Sporting Club faces Chattogram Abahani Limited in the first semifinal of the Federation Cup Football scheduled today at Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Private satellite channel T Sports will telecast the match live that kicks off at 4 pm.
Although Saif Sporting Club reached the semi-finals for the first time, Abahani has their previous experience to play in the Federation Cup final.
In 2017, the Chattogram giants lost 3-1 to Abahani in the Federation Cup final.
Saif, who were eliminated from the quarterfinals in the last two editions, following a first-round exit in their debut appearance in 2017 Federation Cup.
On the other hand, if Chattogram Abahani is able to win the first semi-final against Saif Sporting Club, then they will take another step towards the final while if Saif Sporting Club is able to win, they will have a new history in the tournament playing semi final for the first time. Of the two teams, the winners will go to the final and there will be a possibility of getting a new champion in the Federation Cup.
Earlier, Chattogram Abahani smartly reached the semifinal of the season\'s curtain raiser soccer meet eliminating Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra by 2-0 in the 3rd quarterfinal.
In the group phase matches, the port city team made a winning start in the meet with a solitary goal victory over old Dhaka outfit Rahmatganj Muslim and Friends Society but they lost the second group match to Bashundhara Kings also by the same identical margin of 1-0 goal to finished group C runners-up.
On the other hand, Saif Sporting Club, as the second team, reached the semifinal of the Federation Cup Football beating Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited by 7-6 goals in sudden death tiebreaker in the second quarterfinal match.
In the group stage matches, they also maintained their supremacy by inning all the matches. Saif Sporting Club made a winning start as they blanked Uttar Baridhara Club by 3-0 goals in their group opening match, dumped Brothers Union Club by 6-1 goals and emerged group B champions with a solitary goal victory over Arambagh Krira Sangha in their third and last group match.