Saif Sporting Club at long last supported their excursion in the nation's first class football as they made it to their lady Federation Cup last after a persuading 3-0 triumph over Chattogram Abahani in the competition's first elimination round at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
In-structure Nigerian forward Emmanuel Ariwachukwu gave Saif SC an early lead and the competition's present top-scorer – Ikechukwu Kenneth Ngwoke – extended the edge in the second half before protector Yeasin Arafat wrapped up the triumph in the perishing minutes to help Saif make it to the last of any competition unexpectedly since beginning their excursion in 2017.
Saif SC, a side with a superb mix of adolescents and experienced players, were the unmistakable top choices yesterday as they scored an astounding 12 objectives in four matches on their way to the elimination round.
The charges of Belgian mentor Paul Joseph Put decided to assault on the counter against Chattogram Abahani, finalists of the 2017 release. Chattogram Abahani looked vigorous with the arrival of forward Chinedu Mathew. Nonetheless, the Nigerian striker, who returned in the wake of recuperating from Covid-19, couldn't praise the energy appeared by his soldiers as the forward had barely any effects on the ground yesterday.
Maruful Haque's Chattogram Abahani squeezed hard from the beginning yet a bungle from commander Charles Didier cost the port city side. In addition, some helpless completing from the advances implied that a rebound was never on the cards for Chattogram Abahani.
Didier was to be accused the early objective yielded by Chattogram Abahani. The protector neglected to clear a Uzbek safeguard Sirojuiddin Rakhmatullaev free kick from inside the crate and a plain Ariwachukwu jumped on the chance, volleying it home in the eighth moment.
The two sides at that point verged on scoring in the following couple of moments however helpless completing forthright from public players and unfamiliar volunteers of both the sides left them baffled.
After resumption, Chattogram Abahani indeed verged on leveling the score. It was indeed chief Didier to blame – this time wasting a simple open door from the six-yard box on the hour mark.
Minutes after the fact, adding to the hardships of Chattogram Abahani and their captain Didier, Ngwoke broadened the edge for Saif SC by scoring his fifth objective of the competition in the 71st moment.
Chattogram Abahani's expectation of getting back to the match was additionally decreased when Didier was demonstrated a red card following his risky foul on Saif SC's Al Amin in the 75th moment. Al Amin needed to leave the ground with a wrecked leg.
With Abahani a man short, Saif SC put the game to sleep in the 90th moment with Yeasin putting the ball to the far post subsequent to going into the crate from the left flank.
"We adopted an alternate strategic strategy to play. We chose to assault on the counter today subsequent to playing somewhere down in the past match. I think we had a serious simple game. I told the young men, on the off chance that you score an early objective, you can handle the game. I think we have been doing strategically well and completing admirably. We additionally demonstrated cunning against an accomplished and developed side," said Saif mentor Paul Put.
"The manner in which we were playing was good yet surrendering an early objective decimated everything. The young men couldn't matter the zonal checking framework and needed to follow through on a significant expense," said Chattogram Abahani Maruful Haque.