Maldives National Coach Darren Stewart took responsibility for the result against Palestine at home in the Maldives’ opener for the AFC Asian Cup Qualification.Speaking at the post-match press briefing, Stewart claims responsibilities for the lost.
“I take full responsibility”.
“I think I made some technical changes a bit late and I am responsible for that”.
Maldives chances of qualifying for Asian Cup hit a setback, when they were beaten 3-0 at home. Goals from second half substitutes Ahmad Maher Wridat and Ahmad Abu Nahyeh were enough for the visitors to win all three points.
Despite the humiliating loss in front of home crowd, Stewart was still happy with the performance of the players.
“I am very proud of the boys for their commitment, desire and hunger for playing for the nation”.
With the result, Maldives is placed second from bottom in group D where Oman is leading. Oman won against Bhutan with a huge margin of 14-0. Palestine is in the second position ahead of Maldives with three points while Bhutan is on the bottom.