Male’, MALDIVES – President of Football Association of Maldives (FAM), Ali Azim praised the National Football Team and said that FAM is happy for their performance at the Nehru Cup held at India.
Maldives concluded the five nations Cup as the third team, winning two games and losing two. Maldives won against Syria and Nepal while lost against Champions India and Runners-up Cameroon.
Speaking about the Nehru Cup Azim noted the decision of Head Coach to include junior players in the team.
“In general, FAM is happy with the performance of our National Team at Nehru Cup. They did a good job”.
“I would like to highlight the Head Coach’s decision include junior players in the team. Replacement of senior players by youth at the cup will be a positive thing for the upcoming tournaments”.
Maldives performed well in the Nehru Cup where, three new players scored for the first time in their career for the National Team. Assadulla Abdulla, Ismail Easa and Ahmed Rasheed of Maziya were among the newly joined players who scored in the Nehru Cup.
Maldives Head Coach, Istavan Urbanyi noted the inclusion of junior players in the National Team even before the departure for the cup.
“The top four goal scorers (of Dhivehi League) are in the selection, and the good news is all four of them are young”.
“They have a good future. Ammadey, Assadulla, Umair and Dhagey. I don’t have to tell about those players, everyone knows who they are”.
India won the Nehru Cup by beating African giant Cameroon in the penalty shoot-out.