Defending Champions Abahani returned back to the summit of the Bangladesh Premier League football as they beat Saif Sporting Club 3-1 on Monday.

Abahani’s Nigerian marksman Sunday Chizoba emerged as the hero at Rofique Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh with a brace.

However, local striker Nabib Newaz Jibon broke the deadlock in the ninth minute when he got a through ball from Rubel Mia to make the scoreline 1-0 in favour of Abahani. Jibon now has five goals, two less than top goal-scorer – Muktijoddha Sangshad’s Ivory Coast striker Ballo Famoussa. But currently, he is on top among local players.

Sunday struck his first goal of the match in the 28th minute and the Nigerian scored another goal – his sixth in the league – in the 56th minute to give his side a comfortable 3-0 lead.

Saif’s Russian recruit Denis Bolshakov hit one goal in the 63rd minute but that was not enough to salvage the game for them in front of the home crowd.


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