New Radiant SC Captain Ali Ashfaq has dedicated the 4-1 win against United Victory to newly appointed National Team Coach Petar Segrt. Ashfaq who was recently banned from the national team by Petar, scored twice and assisted twice. Ashfaq was later named the Man of the Match.
Speaking to the media after the game, Ashfaq said that he wanted to dedicate the win to the National coach who decided to withdraw the captaincy of National team from Ashfaq and dropped him from the squad claiming Ashfaq has mental problems.
I dedicate this win to the National Team Coach
Ashfaq was harshly banned from the National squad by newly appointed National coach but Football Association of Maldives is yet to comment on the issue. Petar Segrt joked Ashfaq last week in the official press conference saying that Ashfaq has mental problems.
With the win against United Victory by two goals and two assists from Ashfaq tops his side on the point table with 10 points from 4 games. Two goals against United Victory counts his fifth goal in last two games. He scored a hat-trick against Champions of India few days back. Ashfaq who is also all time top scorer of National team has scored six goals in this season. He has scored over 400 career goals.