Aathee criticises his players

Sep 22, 2012 - 09:33:21 | Ameen Faisal
Assadhullah tries to dribble past AYL defender in yesterday's match (MSPhoto: Abdullah Abeedh)

Male’, MALDIVES – Head Coach of All Youth Linkage (AYL) Ahmed Athif (Aathee) criticized his players saying that six goals against them is not their standard. AYL lost todays match against Maziya Sports and Recreation by six goals to one.

Speaking at the post match press briefing, Aathee said that his boys’ mindset has been psychologically in a relaxed mode as they have achieved the target for the season. AYL targeted to be among the top six.

“Its difficult to psychologically motivate the team as they have reached the target”.

“They were a bit relaxed I would say”

“But that’s not what myself and the management wants”.

With todays loss AYL, who is also qualified for the semi finals of FA Cup is still on the bottom of the table of third round with 12 points from 16 games. Even though they lost todays match with a huge goal difference, Aathee doesn’t believes the result will affect FA Cup.

“I don’t believe that this will affect FA Cup”.

Assadulla Abdulla of Maziya scored the first goal of todays match in the first minute and doubled his name on the score sheet with the goal he scored just five minutes before the final whistle. Hussein Niyaz (Bokury) who was named the man o the match scored a hat trick while Ibrahim Furugan also scored for Maziya. Everton Souza scored the only goal for AYL.

Speaking at the post match media briefing, Ismail Mahefooz (Imma) praised his boys for the win. He noted the superb performance of his boys especially their strikers.

“I am very happy with the performance especially the huge margin”.

Maziya is placed second in the league table with 32 points from 16 games.

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