A brilliant hat-trick by national striker Nabib Newaz Zibon enabled defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited to earn the biggest victory in their 4th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) outplaying mediocre Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society by 5-1 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.
With the day’s feat, the popular sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit Abahani Limited shared the top slot in league with Bashundhara Kings securing nine points after beating NoFel SC 2-1 and Muktijoddha Sangsaad KC 2-0 after losing the only match to Bashundhara Kings 0-3 goals.
National striker Nabib Newaz Zibon made the 3rd hat-trick of the league scoring three goals in the 18th, 19th and 93rd minutes while Nigerian striker Sunday Chizoba netted the remaining two goals for Abahani Limited in the 50th and 68th minutes.
Congo booter Siyo Zunapio scored the consolation goal for Rahmatganj MFS in the stoppage time of the first half (45+4 minute).
Bello of Brothers Union made the first hat-trick in the league against Sheikh Jamal DC while Zahid Hossain scored the 2nd hat-trick against Dhaka Mohammedan SC.
In the day’s other match, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club beat Team BJMC by 2-0 goals at Shahid Bhulu Stadium in Noakhali on Saturday.
Luciano Araya put Sheikh Jamal ahead in the 13th minute while David Tetteh doubled the margin in the 33rd minute.unb