The Grandes Amigos New Generation (GANG) sports club and Spirited of Naani secured the first two spots in the semi-finals of the Islanders Futsal Challenge, the biggest futsal tournament in central Maldives.
The GANG secured the first spot of the semi-finals by defeating Busy Boys, 3-0, in the quarter-final match on Tuesday evening. The scorers of the team were Jaawid, Ali Ayaaz and Maajid. The GANG will face the winning team from the quarter-final match held on Tuesday night between Dee Cee Jey and Jamiyyath Kovigoani.
The second spot of the semi-finals was obtained by Naani by defeating FC Rio, 2-0, in the second quarter-final match. The scorers of this match were Zahuwaan and Shifaaz. Naani will face the winning team from the FCNI, FOD quarter-final match.
Seven teams from the host island, Dhiggaru, participated in the tournament opened for the whole atoll. They are; ‘Dee Cee Jey’, ‘Asuru B’, ‘Busy Boys’, reigning runner-ups ‘Ifhaams’, ‘FCNI’, ‘Jamiyyath Kovigoani’ and ‘FOD’.
Five teams from M. Maduvvari also participated in the tournament, including ‘Maduvvari Muskulhi Boys’, ‘Naani’, reigning champions of the tournament ‘Grandes Amigos New Generation Sports Club’, ‘Esperenzas’ and ‘FC Baazu’.
‘Mulaku FC’ from M. Mulah and ‘FC Rio’ from M. Muli also participated in the tournament.
The Champion team of the Islanders Futsal Challenge will receive MVR 35,000, while runner-up team will receive MVR 10,000.
VTV is the broadcasting partner of the tournament and will be broadcasting the final match Live.