Bengaluru FC’s play-off match indefinitely postponed, says report-Sports activities Information , Alenz”
Abahani have been scheduled to host Eagles on April 14 on the Bangabandhu Nationwide Stadium in Dhaka however the countrywide lockdown because of the pandemic pressured the hosts to droop the match.
New Delhi: Indian membership Bengaluru FC’s AFC Cup play-off match, scheduled to be held on 28 April, has been indefinitely postponed because the preliminary sport to resolve their opponents is but to happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
BFC, runners-up in 2016, have been drawn to play the winners of the match between six-time Bangladesh Premier League champions Abahani and Maldives’ Eagles.
Abahani have been scheduled to host Eagles on 14 April on the Bangabandhu Nationwide Stadium in Dhaka however the countrywide lockdown because of the pandemic pressured the hosts to droop the match.
The match was then scheduled for 21 April in Kathmandu however journey restrictions got here in the best way.
“As of now you’ll be able to say that BFC’s subsequent match stands indefinitely postponed. BFC cannot play until the opposite sport is performed as they’re supposed to satisfy the winner of that sport,” a supply near BFC advised PTI on Friday.
“Their match was rescheduled for 21 April however in the present day is 23 April, two days have handed and we do not know the standing of that sport. So it is not doable for BFC to play on 28 April,” he added.
BFC’s match stands postponed, as per the fixtures on the web site of the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC).
Based on main Bangladesh newspaper Every day Star, the AFC has requested Abahani if they’ll play their preliminary stage match in opposition to the Eagles in India.
Of their final outing, BFC thrashed Nepal’s Tribhuvan Military FC 5-0 in Bambolim, Goa.
The fixture was new coach Marco Pezzaiuoli’s first aggressive sport answerable for the Blues, since his appointment as head coach in February.
Bengaluru FC have been in Goa for slightly over 4 weeks, dwelling in a bio-secure bubble.
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