Club Maldives Cup 2019 has kicked off with a special matched which was participated by Vice President Faisal Naseem.
The biggest futsal tournament in the Maldives which began at the Hulhumale futsal arena has a theme of “Protection of Society, Everyone’s Responsibility’. Each year the tournament chooses an important message as their slogan.
During the special match, one team included VP Faisal, Tourism Minister Ali Waheed, State Minister at Youth Minister Ashadh Ali (Adubarey), President of FAM Bassam Adeel and some prominent coaches. The team against VP’s team was a veterans team including Moosa Manik (kuda moosa), Ismail Anil, Mohamed Haleem, (jadaa), Ali Rasheed and Ibrahim Rasheed.
Veterans team won with a score of 5-7 against VP’s team. Coach Nizam (nizambe) scored three goals for the VP’s team while the other two were scored by Adubarey and Bassam.
Even though the opening was marked on Tuesday night, regular matches will begin on Wednesday night. Four matches are scheduled for Wednesday night. These include two men’s matches and two women’s matches. Playing teams include defending champions Greater Male Industrial Zone Limited against STELCO and “Thaulemee Gulhun” against Dhivehi Sifainge Club.
32 teams are competing in the men’s section while 08 women’s team will participate in the 18/30 Futsal Fiesta.
Matches will first proceed in the group stages.