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De Maiwand Atalan Defeats Mawjhai Amu

23 Sep, 2016

Today, September 23, 2016 Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) stadium hosted the see-saw battle of Mawjhai Amu with De Maiwand Atalan. This was the second game of Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL) 2016 semi-finals at Amu’s home. Atalan cruise to a 3-2 victory over Amu. 

Mawjhai Amu was convincing in attacks and controlling the game at the beginning. Surprisingly, Rahim Rahmani put the ball at the back of Atalan’s net on seven minutes, taking an immediate lead against its rival but were unable to hang on to their advantage. 

Soon, De Maiwand Atalan focused on dragging back to the title race of RAPL 2016. Using slick passes and assaults, Faiz Faizi netted the equalizer goal on 18 minutes. Subsequently, on 31 minutes, Atalan’s second goal was scored by Yar Mohammad Zakar Khail. 

The first-half ended 2-1 in favor of De Maiwand Atalan. 

Returning to the AFF ground, Atalan’s clever substitution led it to a second-half goal by Mateen Yousofzai on 46 minutes. Atalan tried to take advantage of several strikers and counter-strikes; however, all deterred. 

Mawjhai Amu approached the game to recover the deficit in the second-half. Though majority of its chances failed or averted, Abdul Jabar Arabzada scored the second goal on 89 minutes. 

Both teams played well with equal possession. 

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Amu and Atalan will compete for a spot in the RAPL 2016 final. 

The match is available on the RAPL YouTube page (www.youtube.com/afghanpremierleague). More information about RAPL 2016 events can be found on (www.afghanpremierleague.com). 


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