Ashfaq has been dominating Maldivian football headlines for number of years. Many prominent players have come and gone during that period and their successes were overshadowed by a player far far better than the rest.
Ashfaq has achieved everything and more a Maldivian footballer of his generation can only dream of. Some of the past players know the number of goals they scored in a season could have easily won them the golden boot for top scorer if Ashfaq was not around.
His achievements and influence in Maldivian football are unmatched and accusations are that some have been looking for a moment to get rid of him just to be on the spotlight. And their moment came in the name of Petar Segrt.
To do this the management team responsible hand picked few players and they were presented to Segrt as difficult, arrogant players who have too much influence over the team and we are witnessing the results today. They are being portrayed as the culprits of Maldivian football by some narrow minded fools, who appears to simply be a mouthpiece for the team behind the fiasco. Their return is free tickets to cover national team games played abroad, even though they rarely watch a local football game.
No matter how they treat Ashfaq one thing they cannot change is Ashfaq’s legacy in Maldives
His legacy will remain etched in Maldivian football history forever for what he has achieved and done.