Male’, MALDIVES – Coaches of both teams facing in the first game of third round of Dhiraagu Dhivehi League described the match ahead as a pointless match. Victory Sports Club and All Youth Linkage (AYL) will face each other in the opening game of the third and the final round of Dhiraagu Dhivehi League this evening at 2100hrs.
Despite describing the game ahead as a pointless match, both coaches said that they would take the game seriously. Head Coach of Victory Sports Club, Ali Suzain said that game is important to build a good team for FA Cup and Presidents Cup.
“The game ahead is not important for us in the result wise, as we don’t have any chance winning the league title and there’s no point of being the second in league”.
“But all five games in the third round of the league is important for us to build up the team for the FA Cup and the Presidents Cup”.
AYL’s Coach Ahmed Athif (Aathee) also stated that as they have no chance of any advancement in the league, they would also work for the betterment of the team.
“As we only have a very narrow chance of being at the top four in the league, we will try to play a good football”.
“We will try to improve our performance game by game”.
Aathee noted that Yamin of his team has been suffering from injury. Apart from Yamins injury, neither team has reported any issues of injuries.
Victory is placed on the third in the league table with 25 points at the end of the second round of Dhivehi League while AYL is placed on the sixth place with 12 points at the end of the second round. Both Victory and AYL are qualified for the semi finals of the FA Cup.