MRDC became champion of CMC 2017, unbeaten. Initial minutes of the game both teams were trying hard to find way to break through the defense wall. At the seventh minute Huzay broke the defense and pinned a powerful shot into the net of MPL. Two minutes after the opener, Huzay added another goal. At the 12th minute Rona added a goal and at half time MPL lead by 3-0.
Second half, MPL added another goal and MRDC pushed further and equalized. At regular time ended 4-4. MRDC won the match on penalties. Final score was MRDC 8 and MPL 7.
Liyaah of MRDC won man of the match award, best scorers award, man of the tournament award and was included in the best five player of the tournament. Messi of MRDC, Rona and Huzay of MPL and Yanke of MACL were in the list of best players. Housing Ministry was chosen as the fair play team of the tournament. Ahmed Irfan was chosen as the best coach of the tournament.
Speaking to Club Maldives Media, Ahmed Irfan expressed that he had full confidence in his team players as he has number of skillful players, who can change the game at anytime, at his disposal.
Captain of MRDC, Messi expressed that it is one of his dream to lift trophy of Club Maldives Cup for MRDC. He further expressed that he wanted MRDC to be among favourites of CMC like MPL, Allied and BML. The captain, also expressed that they have prepared well for the tournament and he sees the championship as a huge success for him and his team.