Football, News — January 30, 2013 6:00 am

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Kingsley Chigozie’s two goals powered Brothers Union to a 4-1 win over Mohammedan SC at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

Brothers Union showed exceptional teamwork to start their Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League with a 4-1 thrashing of traditional crowd pullers Dhaka Mohammedan at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

The Orange clad outfits that lost six consecutive matches in the first phase showed a level of resurgence that left Mohammedan clueless about what went wrong. Brothers conceded an early goal, absorbed the shock and took time to regroup. Once they found the rhythm the fire was too much for their illustrious opponents and the consequence was the biggest defeat against Brothers Union in the professional league circuit. Brothers, who lost to the same opponents by 3-0 in the first phase of the league, now will be drawing inspiration from the victory and it will be a huge boost for them to get out from the fear of relegation.

Brothers Union’s attacking duo of Nigerian Kingsley Chigozie and Brazilian Garcia Anderson, the relentless running of Nigerian defender Adams Jankasha and hard work of Khan Md. Tara and Yusuf Sifat made all the difference. A below par show of the Mohammedan defence can be dubbed as the sole point of their disaster. Mohammedan lost to Muktijoddha by the same margin at Goplaganj in their previous match at Gopalganj.

Mohammedan had the bright start and took the lead in the 6th minute after new Nigerian midfielder Ejike Francis sent a through from the midfield and Nigerian Osie Morrison beat advancing Brothers goalie Sobuj Das Roghu with a placing shot.

Brothers Union was unfortunate in the 22nd minute to see Garcia Anderson hit the Mohammedan sidepost with a free kick curved from the top of the box.

However, Kingsley Chigozie scored the equalizer in the 37th minute after his compatriot Adams Jankasha cut a through from the midfield and Kingsley placed the ball into the net from the six yard box.

Brothers kept the pressure on and reaped the fruit in the added time of the first half. Nigerian midfielder Samson Illiyasu put Brothers ahead with a grounder after a free kick of Khan Md. Tara deflected off the Mohammedan defence.

Adams Jankasha, the player of the match put Brothers on a two goal cushion in the 57th minute with a fine goal. The defender ran past the Mohammedan defence carrying a back spinning chip of Kingsley Chigozie and volleyed the ball past Mamun Khan.

The match may would have seen a different outcome if Ejike Francis’s placing shot from a handshaking distance did not return to the game from the left hand post of Brothers goalie Sabuj Das Roghu.

When Mohammedan were trying to regroup Kingsley Chigozie’s second strike arrived as the final nail on Mohammedan coffin. The Nigerian scored the fourth in the 68th minute with a glancing header on a Garcia Anderson cross in the near post.

Brothers Union took their tally to seven points from nine matches while Mohammedan remained on their previous 13 from also from nine matches.


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