Eydhafushi tops group with 3-1 over Kihaadhoo
by Raaif Yoosuf
Eydhafushi on Wednesday won 3-1 over Kihadhoo at the Baa Atoll Football Challenge organized by the atoll capital’s U Sports.
Conducted at Eydhafushi’s official stadium, both teams qualified for the semi finals due to Maalhos’ late withdrawal from the tournament, and Eydhafushi now emerged top of their Group.
The first goal came from Kihaadhoo in the 43rd minute, by Hussain Eeman from a corner kick delivered to the goal area.
Eydhafushi levelled with Kihaadhoo in the extra time of the first half; Mohamed “Faatte” Fasir found the net from a nice shot delivered to the goal area by Ahmed “Banbuch” Suhail.
Eydhafushi’s second goal came in the 52nd minute, from Azmeen Abdul Sattar, which saw Kihaadhoo put up a stronger performance.
The third goal came in the 84th minute, from Ali “Sentey” Fasir.
The team that Eydhafushi will face in the semi finals will be confirmed from the outcome of Thursday’s match between Goidhoo and defending champions Fehendhoo who are in Group B.
The semi final matches will be played on Saturday and Sunday, and will begin at 1545 hours.
The main sponsor of the tournament is Red Wave, with Araabee as co-sponsor. The catering partner is Eydhafushi’s Bella Vista Restaurant, while the telecom partner is Dhiraagu. Eydhafushi Times (ET) is the media partner once again for the tournament which is now in its 4th year.