A dull conclusion to STO Male’ League

The final game of this year’s Male’ League was played last night between Champions New Radiant and Maziya.

Prior to the game it was circulated in the media that New Radiant captain Ashfaq has filed a case at Football Association of Maldives (FAM) to terminate his club contract due to pending payments. It is very likely the case will be reviewed and a decision will be made by FAM in no time.

Yet, the extremely poor conclusion to Male’ League did not go unnoticed.

Firstly, the match ticket sold for last night stated Charity Shield, the season opening game cancelled by FAM at the start of the season.

Secondly, no chief guest was presented at the ceremony and no official from title sponsor STO was present at the closing event.

The dull closing ceremony of second biggest football tournament organized by FAM makes futsal tournaments organized by private parties look world class.

Anyways, the first major tournament concluded by adding more misery to an already miserable football season in the country.

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