New Radiant boss, Óscar Bruzón Barreras has confirmed Ali Ashfaq is fit to return when his side is set to play against rivals TC Sports in the Ooredoo Dhivehi Premier League on Saturday evening. Ashfaq was in the squad when New Radiant played against Maziya in the last match of Male League, but did not play. It has been more than six months since Ashfaq last played a competitive match. He has recently undergone a knee surgery.
Speaking exclusively to maldivesoccer.com, the 40 years old Spaniard Óscar confirmed that Ashfaq will play against TC this evening.
“I cannot say he will start against TC or not, but I can confirm that he will play today for some minutes”.
Ashfaq is among the new comers of New Radiant during the midseason transfer window. Along with Ashfaq, veteran midfielder Ibrahim Fazeel and Rilwan Waheed has joined the blues during the transfer period.
“The preparations have been excellent with the new players. And we are ready to win the league”.
“I know TC is a tough rival and they are very good offensively”.
TC and New Radiant have met twice this season where the Blues won both the games. The first match between the two sides ended 2-1 while the second match was 4-3.
“We will try to play in our style and it is going to be another interesting game”. Said the former Mumbai FC coach.