Male’-MALDIVES: With a record breaking season New Radiant SC has lifted the most prestigious tournament of the season after beating Maziya in the final of the president’s Cup 2013.
New Radiant who won all their local matches in the 2013 football season played a dominant performance in the game while Maziya fought back hard in their seventh consecutive loss against New Radiant in this season.
Just after the kick off the game, in the 4th minute New Radiant SC was awarded with a penalty as Maziya keeper brought down Ashfaq inside the box while Ashfaq beats him, Referee awards a yellow card for keeper and penalty kick for New Radiant. Umair comfortably converted the spot kick in to the goal to hand early lead.
Fifteen minutes remaining in the first half Assadhulla leveled the game for Maziya. Assadhulla matched with Shiyam’s pass inside the penalty area and chipped the ball while the keeper move forward.
Umair regain the lead for New Radiant in the 64th minute with a powerful shot drilled in to the bottom corner of the goal.
With a blunder from New Radiant goalkeeper Imran Mohamed, Maziya leveled the game in the 70th minute. Rumen's cross inside the box deflected to the goal while Imran tried to punch the ball.
After a 2 -2 draw match went in to extra time. In the 17th minute of the extra time Ashfaq scored an individual goal to hand the historical seal to their successive season.
Before end of the game Hussain Niyaz (Bokury) extended New Radiant’s lead and sealed the 4 – 2 win.