MAFL Week 19 Roundup

MAFL Week 19 Roundup

Teams this week battled over the coveted spots in the semi-finals with extremely close calls between Amrita, Tiangong as they attempt to overtake Al’amal on the standings.

Dongji pockets a win after an unexpected move to fill their roster with a technician and their club trainer. They might have been the lowest ranking team this season, but this was definitely one of the highlight matches.

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MAFL Week 18 Roundup

MAFL Week 18 Roundup

Dramatic shifts continue to be the main trend for MAFL season 2 as Dongji plays their best game of the season only to lose 2 of their forwards to injuries. It’s unsure whether Dongji will be able to continue playing through to the finals in this state. Meanwhile, both the Titans and United have secured a place in the playoffs, while the Dynamos, Al’amal, and Wuji contend for their places.

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Unthinkable Upset - Titan lose to DJ

Unthinkable Upset - Titan lose to DJ

As much as he tried to conceal it, Titans manager Paulo Salgado was baffled. His top-ranked team had just lost 3-1 to league’s worst. Reporters assembled in the Titans’ locker room after the game gingerly tried to coax some kind of explanation out of the notoriously cantankerous coach. Was it a case of fatigue? Had his team’s runaway success made the team overconfident? Did they not prepare as rigorously as usual?

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Comets @ Wuji

Comets @ Wuji

Would the Wuji upset the Comets and make it two wins in a row?

Would the Comets lose their 2nd game in a row and lose significant momentum down the playoff stretch?

That’s what many were thinking during the majority of the match as the Wuji struck first at the 8th minute with a low kick by Hu Liao that soared under the defenders and past Comets goalkeeper Zaida Agre.

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