Title aspirant Saif Sporting Club are on a verge of creating a new history as the club is only a win away from their maiden title of Federation Cup Football as they face defending champions Bashundhara Kings in the high voltage final scheduled to be held today (Sunday), reports BSS.
Saif, a mixture of young and experienced players, has shown great momentums throughout the tournament. They are looking forward to ending this meet with another remarkable performance against a side who are looking to add another coveted title under their belt.
Rahmat, Yasin, Rafi and co. of Saif are upbeat this time to create a new history. The new coach of Saif also has shown high optimism. The vast experienced Belgium born Saif’s head coach Paul Put has transformed the team after taking the charge.
Saif SC maintained winning run in the tournament as they have so far achieved hundred percent successes under his coaching.
The coach in his very first assignment in the Federation Cup has shown immense possibility. Under his coaching, Saif has won all the five matches from group stage on the way to semifinal of the Federation Cup tournament. In the new season, Saif Sporting Club had set up a plan around their ace footballer Jamal Bhuyan, who represented Saif last season but the club received a big jolt after getting the news that Jamal Bhuyan had left last week to play for Kolkata Mohammedan.
Many thought that absence of Jamal Bhuyan in the team will put a severe impact on the club’s performance. But it was not to happen as the young guns under the new coach fought there to move on to the threshold to stop Bashundhara running away the cherished Federation Cup crown.
Seven teams, Dhaka Abahani Limited, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra, Brothers Union Club, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Bashundhara Kings and Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra – have already lifted the Federation Cup trophy. Now the question is will Saif be able to win the title of the tournament as the eighth team?
Saif SC, who were eliminated from the quarterfinals in the previous two editions after failing to clear the group stages in their debut season, this time will have the opportunity to make their own history in the final.
Earlier, Saif Sporting Club, confirmed their spot of final beating Chattogram Abahani Limited by 3-0 goals in the first semifinal.
They reached the last four stages of the tournament beating Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited by 7-6 goals in a sudden death tiebreaker in the second quarterfinal match.
In the group stage matches, they had maintained their supremacy by winning all the matches. Saif Sporting Club made a winning start as they blanked Uttar Baridhara Club by 3-0 goals in their group opening match, dumped Brothers Union Club by 6-1 goals and emerged group B champions with a solitary goal victory over Arambagh Krira Sangha in their third and last group match.