After stipulated time ended goalless, it was up to the goalkeepers and a master-stroke from Bando Design Limited paid huge dividends
Bando Design Limited clinched the 5th Bashundhara Kings Corporate Football Fiesta, powered by Adex Group, after a thrilling tie-breaker against Comfit Composite Knit Ltd at ITHS ground Friday night.
After stipulated time ended goalless, it was up to the goalkeepers and a master-stroke from Bando paid huge dividends. Bando replaced their regular goalie Mahtab with Rajib, who did not play a single minute in the tournament, in the last minute of the game.
He made two excellent saves as Bando retained the glory 4-3 on penalties. This was Bando’s third Corporate Football Fiesta title in five years. Peash from Bando was named the Most Valuable Player while he was also the joint top-scorer, along with Comfit’s Abdullah, with 11 goals.
Earlier, Neo Zipper Ltd lifted the Corporate Open title beating Wintex Fashion Ltd 4-2 on penalties after stipulated time ended 1-1. Neo keeper Tuhin was named player of the match for his fabulous saves in the tie-breaker.
Save and Serve Foundation and Torque Fashion Ltd produced great entertainment for the crowd as their Open Plate category final was decided after a long shootout. S&S eventually won 14-13 on penalties.
Earlier, Torque controlled majority of the game with a 1-0 lead but conceded in the dying seconds.
In the Corporate Masters category, Bashundhara Kings lifted the trophy beating City Bank 4-3 in the tie-breaker. Both teams squandered several opportunities as full-time ended goalless. Kings goalkeeper Ayon made two terrific saves to help his side to victory.
Meanwhile, Team X edged Executive XI 1-0 to clinch the Masters Bowl trophy courtesy Rajo’s goal. Therap BD finished third in the Masters beating Mutual Trust Bank 6-5 on penalties after normal time ended 0-0.
MVP - Peash of Bando Design Limited
Highest scorer - Abdullah of Comfit Composite Limited and Peash of Bando Design Limited
Champion - Bando Design Limited
Corporate Open champion - Neo Zipper
Corporate Open player of the final - Tuhin of Neo Zipper
Open Plate champion - Save and Serve Foundation
Corporate Masters champion - Bashundhara Kings
Masters Bowl champion - Team X