When was the last time Mohammedan won against Sheikh Jamal? – Mohammedan players may not know the answer to this difficult question. 5 years 6 months and 13 days have passed since Mohammedan Sheikh Jamal won against Dhanmondi Club on Monday (June 26). Which stands as 2 thousand 72 days! After a long wait, the traditional white and black jersey holders of Motijheel lost to the Dhanmondi Giants at the hand of new coach Shafiqul Islam Manik.
The host Mohammedan defeated Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi 3-1 in a BPL match at Comilla Shaheed Dhirendranath Dutta Stadium. This is the team’s first win under Shafiqul Islam Manik, who took charge at the end of the season.
Australian coach Shane Lane has refused to take over as coach of Mohammedan, alleging interference in the team at the end of the current season. So Mohammedan took refuge in their former player and Sheikh Jamal’s former coach Manik. Under him, the traditional team lost to Abahani in the first match but snatched the victory against Sheikh Jamal in the second match. With that, coach Manik took sweet revenge against the Dhanmondi club. Last season, Sheikh Jamal abruptly fired him as a coach.
Although the goal difference seems to be an exclusive match, Sheikh Jamal has fought equally in the field game. Morsalin put Mohammedan ahead with a superb goal in the 34th minute. If the attack had not hit the post before, the black and white jersey holders could have gone ahead earlier.
However, they could not hold the lead for a long time. Four minutes later, Sheikh Jamal equalized with a goal. Dhanmondi club equalized the suicide goal of Soleiman Diabat.
Mohammedan went ahead again two minutes before the break. In the 43rd minute, captain Soleiman Diabate put Mohammedan ahead with a goal from the penalty spot.
Joseph Afusi’s team almost got the goal after returning from the break. However, Mohammedan defenders cleared the ball from the goal line. Despite the claims of Sheikh Jamal’s players, the ball crossed the goal line. Shortly afterwards, another goal by Jamal was missed by a crossbar.
Mohammedan got the penalty again just when Jamal was being beaten by fate. This time, when one of their defenders got the ball in Sheikh Jamal’s D-box, referee Bituraj Barua blew the whistle for the penalty. Mohammedan captain Diabate successfully scored his second goal from the penalty spot.
Jamal’s coach Joseph Afusi saw the face of defeat in the third match with the responsibility of coaching at this rate. His club lost a third place at two consecutive rates. Saif Sporting has risen to the third position with 30 points as they are ahead in goal difference after playing one match less. Sheikh Jamal is in fourth place with equal points in 16 matches. Manik’s Mohammedan is at number 6 with 25 points in 18 matches.