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Newly-signed striking duo Otabek Zokirov and Alessandro Celin both found the back of net in their second match of the Bangladesh Premier League as Saif Sporting Club notched an emphatic 3-0 win over visiting Team BJMC at the Rafique Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh yesterday.

Fresh from a 2-1 away win over Rahmatganj in their previous match, Saif SC dominated from the start against bottom-placed BJMC and took the lead in the fourth minute as Uzbek forward Otabek found the net from a free-kick. Colombian defender Deiner Cordoba headed home in the 34th minute to double the lead.

Brazilian forward Celin fired home a glancing header to ensure Saif SC’s ninth win from 14 matches.

Fourth-placed Saif SC raised their points tally to 29 and are eight points behind leaders Bashundhara Kings, who have a game in hand. Meanwhile BJMC — who defeated Saif 1-0 in their first meeting in Noakhali — suffered a tenth defeat from 14 matches and are bottom with four points.

RESULT

Saif Sporting Club Ltd. 3 (Otabek Zokirov 4th minute, Deiner A. Cordoba 34th minute, Celin 82nd minute) 0 Team BJMC

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