Zariat Mushfique of DOT
The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was a spectator of the match held at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday, and later she handed over the trophy to the champions, reports Bangla Tribune. The Middle Eastern country had also taken home the prestigious Bangabandhu Gold Cup trophy in 2018. Palestine took early lead in the very 3rd minute when forward Khaled Selim sent the ball home with a cool-headed placing shot from handshake distance utilizing a cross from Mohamed Darwish from left flank (1-0).
Captain Sameh Maraaba doubled the lead in the 10th minute, following coroner kick taken by Mahmoud Abuwarda in the right flank (2-0). Burundi came close of scoring in the 21st minute but Ndikumana Asman’s powerful shot from the close range shot was brilliantly fisted by Palestine goalie Tawfiq for safety.