The football federation stadium in Kabul hosted another exciting match on Wednesday night - between De Abasin Sape, from the south-eastern zone, and Mawjhai Amu, from the north-eastern zone.
It was the 11th, and second last, group stage match and the last match for Group A in the Afghanistan Football Premier League’s 2018 annual tournament, which led to the elimination of Mawjhai Amu whilst De Abasin Sape went through to the semi-finals.
Mawjhai Amu grabbed possession of the ball in the first minutes of the match and scored their only goal in the 4th minute. Lal Pacha Tarakhel scored the goal for his team.
De Abasin Sape bounced back however and went on the offensive repeatedly aiming for the net. However, the first half ended 1-0 in Mawjhai Amu’s favor.
Neither team could however find their attacking rhythm in the second half until the very end when Se Abasin Sape netted the ball in the 84th minute.
It was Khalil Ahmad Ahmadi who scored for his team.
Had they not scored, De Abasin Sape would not have made it through to the semifinals.
But, having carried over an extra point from their previous matches, the south-eastern zone team scraped through to the next stage – leaving no space for Mawjhai Amu in the semifinals.
On final count, De Abasin Sape had 60 percent possession of the ball throughout the match.
Baryalai Mohammad Zada, Jabbar Arabzada, Rahim Rahmani, Zarif Farahi from Mawjhai Amu, and Haji Rashed Forotan, Jamil Nijrabi, Khalil Ahmad Ahmadi from De Abasin Sape received yellow cards. Mahboobullah Kakar was named man of the match.