Male’, MALDIVES – New Radiant Sports Club has won the season curtain raiser, Milo Charity Shield, tonight after beating Maziya Sports and Recreation Club by 3-1. Maziya took the lead in the 28th minute but before the break New Radiant scored two goals.
In the 11th minute Ahmed Niyaz’s superb header went inches away from the post.
A minute later Maziya’s Ahmed Rasheed broke the deadlock from a superb header from a ball supplied by Samdhooh from the left flank.
In the 25th minute Umair made a good shot on target from a superb free kick but keeper cleared it and Shifan made a shot from the rebounded ball.
In the 28th minute New Radiant’s Ali Ashfaq scored from the spot to level the game. Maziya’s defender Ahmed Firaz Moosa fouled Umair inside the box.
In the 42nd minute Umair scored from a superb volley and took the lead for the first time.
Three minutes later Ashfaq made a good shot just out side the box but it went wide.
In the 53rd minute Ali Fasir penetrated the defense line of Maiya and made a good shot but Firaz cleared it for a corner kick.
Two minutes later Ashfaq gave a good ball to Umair and he beat the keeper and scored a wonderful goal from inside the box.
In the 68th minute Rilwan Waheed made a good shot from a rebounded ball but it went wide.
New Radiant donated MVR20, 000 from their winning cash prize of MVR100, 000 to autism association.
Mohamed Umair, who scored two goals was awarded the man of the match.