AHF Cup Hockey: Holders Bangladesh crush Singapore 7-0 – United News of Bangladesh – UNB

Three-time defending champions Bangladesh earned their 2nd consecutive victory in Pool B of the Men’s Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Cup 2022 crushing Singapore by 7-0 goals at the GBK Field in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Monday.
In the day’s match, Shahanur Rahman Sobuj scored three field goals in the 14th, 27th and 59th minutes
and was adjudged best player of the match.
Besides,  Ashraful Islam, Arshad Hossain, Khorshedur Rahman and Pushkar Kisha  Mimo scored one goal each for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh, which made a flying start in the nine- team AHF Cup Hockey 2022 outplaying hosts Indonesia by 7-2 goals last Friday, will play Iran on Tuesday (March 15 ) and upper ranked Oman on March 17 in the remaining Pool B matches.
READ: AHF Cup Hockey: Holders Bangladesh face Singapore on Monday
The tournament is also a  qualifying competition for the next Men’s Asia Cup Hockey.
Earlier, Bangladesh was placed in five-team Pool B with Oman, Singapore, Iran and hosts Indonesia while four-team Pool A  comprises Thailand, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, following the last moment withdrawal of stronger China 
After playing each other once, the top two teams from each of the two pools will play in the semi-finals on March 19 before the final on March 20.
READ: AHF Cup Hockey: Bangladesh to start campaign taking on Indonesia on Friday
All  the nine participating teams keep their bird eyes on one of a top three-place in the ongoing AHF Cup to join the final round of the next Men’s Asia Cup Hockey alongwith the  five automatic qualifiers – India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Pakistan.
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