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31 December, 2017 12:19:51 AM

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Premier league title race goes to the wire

Three teams closely stay in points table
Sports Reporter
Premier league title race goes to the wire

The excitement of the Saif Power Battery Bangladesh Premier League football reached to its peak, as the championship fight and the fight to avoiding the relegation took the height.   

Three front-liners, both the reigning champions and the runners-up Abahani Limited and their Chittagong counterparts and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club are firmly on race with closely following each others.

Abahani Limited are leading the table with 45, Chittagong Abahani on second with 44 when Sheikh Jamal are on third position with 43 points.

It is more exciting that five teams are in danger zone and struggling to avoid the relegation threat and every team has three matches each in hand to play. Brothers and Arambagh are in better position with16 points each followed by Muktijoddha and Farashganj are on 11th and 12th position with 14 points and Rahmatganj are the bottom placed team with 13 points.

It means, any of the three teams of top of the points table could have the last laugh and any of the five teams of the lower sides can be relegated.

Meanwhile, the league initially showcased featuring with five teams will capable to fight for the title, but Sheikh Russel derailed dropping points from early stage and ultimately leaving  four teams, Abahani, Chittagong Abahani, Sheikh Jamal and Saif Sporting in the title race.

But Saif Sporting remained firmly on track up to 14th round and after that they just dropping points regularly in the second leg, actually, an awful lot- of damage-limitation thrown them from the race lost point to relegation threatened Arambagh, Farashganj, Brothers and also shocking defeat to Mohammedan Sporting Club.

After the Saif SC were virtually wiped out from the race, holders Abahani, Ctg Abahani and Jamal are closely fighting to clinch the title of the 10th edition of the Professional Football league.

Chittagong Abahani, who began in  superior mode, dominating possession to extent and

should have been ahead of all but after the

17th round embarrassing result pushed them to third position when they suffered 0-2 defeat at the hands one of the relegation threatened Muktijoddha and shared points with Brothers Union with one all draw.

Now, all three top contenders will face each others, but Chittagong Abahani will face tough challenge besides Abahani and Jamal, they will have to play Saif Sporting and Jamal will take n Farashganj and Abahani will play Sheikh Jamal.

Might be the championship will be decided in the last encounter when the defending champions Abahani Limited and Chittagong Abahani Limited will play the last match of the league.

This is the first time four teams that the championship fight is open for three teams and all are fighting very closely.

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