Maldives end qualification with win over Sri Lanka

Maldives end qualification with win over Sri Lanka
Maldives National Team

Maldives National Football team secured a win in the final group game against Sri Lanka to end a poor campaign on a high note. The win give Maldives third place in the group with three points while Uzbekistan and Thailand both have six points.

Maldives player of the year for 2020 Hamza Mohamed was the key man of the match and his only goal was enough for the Red Snappers to crawl past the finish line. A promising pass from Ibahim Waheed was cut back from Mahudhee to Hamza who took the ball past a defender before slotting into the bottom corner of the net.

Sri Lanka had a glorious chance to level things up in the 68th minute after Samooh took down De silva inside the box. However, his soft penalty was palmed away for a corner kick by Faisal. 

This is only the second win for Maldives under coach Moriero with his first win a 1-0 friendly home win against Bangladesh. Maldives had lost three and drawn two previous to todays win by Moriero.

14 June 2022