Malaysia coach Nelo Vingada believes a victory over Hong Kong in the upcoming Asian Cup qualifier, which takes place on 10 October, is “mandatory”.
“At first, we had to prepare for both North Korea and Hong Kong. But after the ban from the government, which was confirmed by AFC, our focus will be solely towards Hong Kong who are our strongest challengers,” Vingada told Berita Harian.
“When the players report for centralised training on Wednesday, their preparations and focus would be based on my input on Hong Kong only. A win is mandatory for us to continue our challenge against Lebanon and North Korea.”
Malaysia 24-man squad will be back for training on 4 October before heading to Hong Kong two days later