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Boys ready to take India’s challenge in SAFF final: Petar

Maldives national football team head coach

Petar Segrt said they are ready to take the challenge of India in the final

where the Maldives was able to reach after nine years.

Maldives will take on defending champions India in the final of the SAFF

Suzuki Cup scheduled to be held tomorrow (Saturday) at Bangabandhu National

Stadium at 7 pm.

India is big teamwe respect India, but we are also ready to take

their challenge, he said to the reporters at a pre match press conference

held on Friday at conference room of Bangladesh Football Federation Bhaban.

It's a big success for my team as we were able to reach the final of

SAFF . I am very proud of my players, staffs, assistant coach as they

worked hard and steered the team towards the final,

The Maldives coach said the whole team is united now before the big final

match and boys are also ready to take the pressure. He also expressed hope

that they would able to give their maximum efforts in the final.

Petar, however, admitted that their performances were not up to the mark

in the group stage but tomorrow is the different game hoping that the team to

come out successfully in the final.

Maldives captain Akram Abdul Ghanee, who was present at the press

conference, said: We had been struggling in the group stage matches and

finally we were able to reach the final after nine years. It's a big

chance for us and we're ready to win the match against India.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)