New Delhi, INDIA – In an exclusive interview to maldivesoccer.com after the final practice session ahead of the opening match against Nepal, Maldives’s skipper Ali Ashfaaq (Dhagandey) believes that the team is 100% ready for the tournament. Maldives finished the last practice session this evening at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium.
“We are 100% ready for the tournament. We can’t wait to go on to the field”
“We are very confident that we could win the game”
Ashfaaq also highlighted the difference between the last coach and Urbanyi.
“Before we use to push the ball into the striking line and try to work out. But with coach, we are distributing the ball to the flanks, using them in our attack. We have been practicing very well and we are delighted that he is back”
Ashfaaq also said that supporters to keep on cheering the team even though they are miles away.
“Keep cheering for the nation and we would do our best tomorrow and we will be on the winning side”
According to sources around 7,000 Nepali soccer fans will arrive to Delhi to cheer the team.
Maldives first match against Nepal will kick off at 1730hrs Maldivian time.