New Radiant SC secures the first slot of Presidents Cup final beating TC Sports on penalty shootout.
This is the sixth win against TC Sports for blues in the football calendar year and the 16th consecutive win for blues.
Ali Shamiu’s header broke the deadlock early in the first half, but minutes later Mohamed Mazin equalized for TC Sports.
In the shootout, Ali Ashfaq, Ibrahim Fazeel, Akram A Gani and Ali Fasir from New Radiant successfully scored while Ibrahim Waheed and Mohamed Azzam of TC Sports’s penalty was saved by Mohamed Faisal. Ibrahim Mahudhee and Eissa Elmaghraby succeeded their shoutouts.
Even though TC Sports lost the first semi final of the most prestigious tournament, they still have chance to qualify for the final. They will play against the winner of semi final playoff between Thinadhoo Sports and Maziya SR.