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Sarawak vs Kelantan Preview

Posted by remi on January 24, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It has been a tough start to the season for Sarawak, but they will look for home comforts, and revenge, in facing Kelantan in their second Malaysia Super League fixture of 2014

While Kelantan are no strangers to strong home records, even they have to respect the form of Sarawak on their home turf in 2013. In league competition they won 10 matches and drew once, and they followed this up with four victories at home in the Malaysia Cup. Considering this, it is not surprising that anticipation is high ahead of their first MSL home fixture of 2014, especially as they are welcoming recent rivals Kelantan.

Despite being new to the top flight, expectations are high in East Malaysia, with Sarawak FA President Datu Sudarsono Osman talking his team up for a title challenge before the season began, telling the Borneo Post that “each team will have an equal chance of winning the title.”

 

However the Crocs have not had the greatest start to the season, limply going down 2-0 at Armed Forces last weekend, before struggling for 120 minutes to beat 10-man Penang in the FA Cup. Two positives for Dutch coach Robert Alberts are that prolific Bosnian striker Muamer Salibasic is likely to be fit after missing the FA Cup tie, while combative midfielder Junior Eldstal continued his way back to fitness in the midweek victory. Whether he will start here, after completing 120 minutes on his return from surgery, remains to be seen.

 

As for Kelantan, they had the benefit of a first round bye in the Malaysian FA Cup, meaning they should come into the game the fresher of the two teams. Despite it only being their second game of the season both Mohamed Shawky and Amar Rohidan are unlikely to feature due to injuries picked up last weekend. Head coach Steve Darby told the New Straits Times "Shawky got his foot stuck in a lump of grass and hurt his hamstring. Amar is also out with an ankle injury after falling over.” Nazri Ahmed and Mohammad Ghaddar are the likeliest men to deputise for the Red Warriors.

Despite Kelantan not having lost to Sarawak in their last eight meetings, and being the only team to beat them on their home turf in 2013, the visitors are cautious heading into the Sarawak State Stadium. Kelantan team manager Azman Ibrahim has done his homework on Sarawak’s impressive home record, telling the The Star Online “Even as a Premier League side, they defeated three Super League teams (Lions XII 2-1, Kedah 4-1 and Perak 6-1) en route to reaching the Malaysia Cup semi-finals.” While winger Wan Zakaria is also impressed telling the official Kelantan website "Sarawak is a strong team. I know the meetings of the two teams is expected (to be) intense. But we do not want to fly to Kuching just to lose, and I am optimistic to bring home a point to Kota Bharu."


PROBABLE LINEUPS

 

SARAWAK

Sani

Hairol - Gyepes – Ronny - L. Ramesh

Reeshafiq

Joseph - Lot -Chuchu

Slibasic - Janjus


KELANTAN

Khairul Fahmi

Farisham - Nwaneri - Nik Shahrul

Fakri - Nazri Ahmad - Tengku - Zakaria

Badhri Radzi

Forkey Doe -Ghaddar


2014 First team squad

Posted by remi on January 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

1 GK Mohd Fadzley Rahim

2 DF Ronny Harun

3 DF Mazwandi Zekeria

4 DF Mafry Balang

5 FW Milorad Janjuš

6 MF Lot Abu Hassan

7 FW Zamri Morshidi

8 MF Reeshafiq Alwi

9 MF Mohd Rasyid Aya

10 FW Muamer Salibašić

11 MF Ashri Chuchu

12 DF Ramesh Lai Ban Huat

13 DF Mohd Dzulazlan Ibrahim

14 FW Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli

15 MF Junior Eldstål

16 MF Mohd Shahrol Saperi

17 DF Mohd Hairol Mokhtar

18 GK Aidil Mohammad

19 MF Joseph Kalang Tie Captain sports.svg

20 FW Alireza Abbasfard

21 MF Azizan Saperi

22 GK Sani Anuar Kamsani

23 MF S. Chanturu

24 MF Dalglish Papin Test

25 DF Mohd Dzulfadli Awang Marajeh

26 DF Gábor Gyepes

Sarawak fined and will play in empty stadium

Posted by remi on April 25, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Football Association of Malaysia have fined the Sarawak FA and have ordered for the team to play in an empty stadium due to fans' poor behaviour.

 

The Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) have been slapped with a fine and punished further by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to play without an audience.

 

In their second leg of FA Cup quarter-final clash with Kelantan, the game had to be stopped for a while due to the Sarawak fans' going out of control.

 

Secretary-general of the FAM, Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad, has explained that the punishment which the FAS are set to receive are not to cause a burden them, but something that is within the rules of the association.

 

Azzudddin explained that any punishment announced, after looking at the reports from match officials, and brought to discussion with the Discplinary Committee, are purely for the safety of everyone.

 

"Sarawak were fined and punished to play without any audience before because of their fans' unruly behaviour.

 

"This time, it happened again," Azzuddin told Sinar Harian.

 

He also added: "They have to learn the lessons from previous punishments, and I can only plead that all football fans come to the stadium with a sporting spirit."

FAM pinda beberapa perlawanan Liga Malaysia

Posted by remi on April 24, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

KUALA LUMPUR - Persatuan Bola Sepak Malaysia (FAM) akan meminda tarikh perlawanan yang ditetapkan pada 4, 5 dan 6 Mei bagi memudahkan pegawai dan pemain mengundi, kata Setiausaha Agung FAM, Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad. Beliau berkata, empat perlawanan Liga Super yang dijadual berlangsung pada 4 Mei akan dipinda kepada 22 Mei di tempat yang telah ditetapkan. Perlawanan tersebut melibatkan

  1. Lions XII menentang Selangor PKNS,
  2. Selangor menentang Terengganu
  3. Negeri Sembilan menentang Pahang 
  4. Johor Darul Takzim menentang Kelantan.

Azzuddin berkata, lima perlawanan Liga FAM yang dijadual berlangsung pada 5 Mei dipinda kepada 8 Mei. Perlawanan melibatkan

  1. ATM Tentera Darat menentang YBU
  2. Melaka menentang Cebagoo
  3. PBAPP menentang Tumpat FA
  4. Kuantan FA menentang Pulau Pinang 
  5. PB Melayu Kedah menentang PHG Kuantan Port.

Sementara itu enam perlawanan Liga Premier yang dijadual pada 6 Mei akan dipinda pada 21 Mei. Ia melibatkan

  1. Johor menentang Kedah
  2. PDRM menentang UiTM
  3. KL SPA menentang Sime Darby
  4. Perlis menentang NS Betaria
  5. Sabah menentang Kuala Lumpur
  6. Pos Malaysia menentang Sarawak
- Bernama


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