Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Bangladesh Lose Friendly In Malaysia

Dhaka November 21: Bangladesh national team lost Negeri Sembilan by 3-2 goals in the practice match played at the Tuanku Abdur Rahman Stadium, Malaysia on Monday.

The Malaysian premier league side went up in the 25th minute after Emmanuel scored the opener but Bangladesh midfielder Shahed scored the equalizer in the 44th minute with a placing shot off a cross of Anik.

Negeri Sembilan skipper Md. Shukur bin Adan destroyed Bangladesh scoring two goals within three minutes. Adan put his team ahead in the 63rd minute and followed with another in the 65th.

Malek, the U-19 forward reduced the margin in the 87th minute after Anik curved another neat cross from the right flank and Malek unleashed a powerful shot to score the goal.

Nikola Ilievski, the head coach of Bangladesh vowed to work hard in the defence after the match. “Negeri Sembilan is a strong side and put pressure on the defence, the defence made some mistakes and they took the advantage, however at the end of the day the result is not a bad one” said the Macedonian.

Azraai Khor Abdullah, the Negeri Sembilan coach praised Bangladesh’s effort. “Bangladesh played well but took time to settle, they grew in the confidence with the time” said Azraai.

BFF President Kazi Salahuddin was present in the ground and watched the match.

Bangladesh team will return to Dhaka on Tuesday.

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