Robson de Silva was the top scorer in the league with 21 goals last season. The Brazilian forward scored 3 goals in the first two matches last season. This time Bashundhara Kings played two matches before today but Robson did not get a goal. Today, the highest paid footballer of Bangladesh’s domestic football has finally opened the scoring.
At Bashundhara Kings, Robson receives a salary of ৮ 26,000 per month. In Bangladeshi currency which is more than 24 lakhs. Bashundhara Kings defeated Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra at the Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Stadium in Tongi today with the only goal of Robson with a monthly salary of Tk 24 lakh. Going to celebrate the goal, Robson cried with joy today!
The current champions have started the league with a loss to Swadhinata Krira Sangha in Tongi. Today, the pressure on the Kings players was increasing as they did not score a goal till 56 minutes on that field. Robson could not score even after getting the goalkeeper alone in the 44th minute. Freedom fighter goalkeeper Mohammad Rajib blocked his volley from very close range.
Despite the pressure, Robson has brought out many matches last season. Today he once again brought out the match for Bashundhara. Midfielder Sohail Runner got the ball out of the box. Robson cut a few defenders and scored with a powerful shot from the far right.
Even last season, Bashundhara Kings played against a relatively weak team, which meant that there was an opportunity to create many goals and to score more than one goal. But in Bashundhara’s game this time there is no such power. Midfielder Jonathan Fernandez is out with an injury. No one is able to do his job properly to create goal opportunities.
Raúla Bessera, who scored 16 goals in the league last season, has been replaced by Bosnia national team player Stoyan Vranies. He is not able to fill the gap of Besara. The Bosnian failed to score from the penalty spot today. Bashundhara got a penalty in the 8th minute when defender Mohi Uddin fouled Robson in the box. Vranies’ shot from the spot kick hit the post and went out.
In the previous minute, Bashundhara escaped from scoring a goal for a short while. Substitute forward Obaidur Rahman saved Bashundhara by saving from the goal line. He saved from Ahmed Abdel Azam’s head goal line in the corner taken by Habibur Rahman.
Bashundhara coach Oscar Brujon is happy with the difficult victory. In the first light at the end of the match, he said, ‘I am not thinking about how the team is playing at the moment. I got 3 points, that’s why I’m happy. ‘ Bashundhara is in the third place of the list with 6 points in 3 matches. Despite playing an equal match, Muktijoddha has not got any points yet.