Vol. 5 Num 156 Thu. October 28, 2004  

JFA Cup football
Barguna, Rajshahi advance

Barguna and Rajshahi moved into the semifinals of the JFA Cup under-16 football tournament from Group A yesterday.

Barguna emerged group champions with a 3-0 win over Jamalpur at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur. Sagir scored twice and Rezaul one for Barguna, who finished on seven points. They will face Group B runners-up Narshingdi in the first semifinal on October 29.

Group A winners Feni will take on Rajshahi in the second semifinal on October 30.

Rajshahi drew 1-1 with Narayanganj in yesterday's first match. Palash shot the north-Bengal side ahead in the 70th minute but Sohel equalised two minutes later. Rajshahi, also undefeated in the tournament, ended on five points.

The final will be played on November 1.