Mar 3, 2010, 1:48 PM
Dawda Bah and HJK Helsinki will play hosts to IFK Mariehamn today in the semi-finals of the Finish Cup at the Finnair Stadium.
The Veikkausliga side Mariehamn, who are the surprise of the championship, have so far failed to put up a respectable performance after still finding themselves fixed at the bottom of the table in 9 fixtures and at 6 points.
HJK has so far gained the upper hand in all the 15 encounters between both sides.
In the head-to-head statistics for both sides, HJK beat Mariehamn eight times, drew in six occasions and lost once to fellow semi-finalists.
HJK, who beat VSP 2-0 to proceed to the semis in the quarter-finals last week will be challenging for the mantel of leadership after winners, Inter Turku failed to make it past the quarter-finals. They were shockingly booted out by semi-finalists Mariehamn who enjoyed a 2-1 win at home.
KuPS will take on TPS in the other semi-final also set for today.
In the Finish league, Erfan Zeneli and Dawda Bah were on target in HJK generous home victory against MyPa on Sunday in the finish league.Bah's first goal paved the way for Zeneli to seal 2-0 win at home at the Finnair Stadium.