Katmandu, May 26, Dipedra Ghimire, Nepalsports
Manang Marshyangdi Club ( MMC) from Nepal and Chennaiyin FC (CFC) from India played their final group stage match of AFC Cup 2019 at ANFA ground Satdobato. Both Teams were already out of the tournament but this was a great match for both the teams to build up their confidence.
Many chances were created by Chennaiyin CF in the first half but couldn’t utilize it and it ended in a goalless situation.
At 53 rd minute of the match Mohammed Rafi opened the scoring for the visitors from the assist of Aneru Thapa . After 13 minute of scoring 1st goal CFC doubled their score after an easy goal from E .Sabia assist by Mohammed Rafia.
MMC soon back on the match after the goal of Afeez Oawale on 71 minute . MMC levelled on the match after Olawale`s second goal on 79 th minute.
Due to defensive error MMC were not able to prevent on 88 th minute goal of MohammedRafi. MMC’s coach said that we lose because we did not played according to our plan but cfc`s coach was happy to win the match. MMC ended their journey with 3 points on table and CFC as runner up for next round.