Male', MALDIVES - Ali Fasir scored a hat-trick against Abahani Limited Dhaka to beat them by 5-1 on Wednesday to remain top of Group E in the AFC Cup.
The home side were determined to maintain their good form after the win over Bengaluru FC in their last match, New Radiant took the lead after 19 minutes from a penalty kick by Fasir when Ndukaku fouled Ali Ashfaq in the area.
Abahani Limited leveled the game just 15 second into the second half from a descent volley by Seiya Kojima.
Ali Fasir and Ali Ashfaq's combination was superb as they scored three goals in seven minutes, including two goals to Fasir to complete his hat-trick, completely changed the match in favour of the home side.Ashfaq scored the another goal before full time to change the score to 5-1.
New Radiant keeps them top of Group E with just one match left to play against Aizawl in two weeks. If New Radiant managed to win that match they will secure a spot in the knockout rounds of the AFC Cup for the first time since 2013.