Southeast Asia Malaysia

PKNP Satisfied With Draw, Pahang Lose Ground on JDT

Aiman Nazirmuddin

Football Tribe Malaysia


PKNP FC were left disappointed when they held draw 2-2 despite going ahead twice against Terengganu FC in their Super League match at Manjung Municipal Council Stadium yesterday. However, PKNP coach Abu Bakar Fadzim said his players have been struggling for morale this season, and even if they were unable to beat the Malaysia Cup finalists, collecting one point can be considered adequate.

Meanwhile, for Petaling Jaya City FC, the effectiveness of their two new import players the ability of their goalkeeper, Mohd Muhaimin Mohamad, proved vital in a shock 2-0 victory over Pahang at the Petaling Jaya City Council Stadium yesterday. After the second transfer window opened last Thursday, head coach K Devan was quick to bring in two new strikers, Washington Brandao Dos Santos and Pedro Henrique Costes Oliveira Gios, to bolster his side going forward.

This result was Pahang’s first loss of the season, ending an impressive run of 11 games unbeaten. However, it allowed defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim to extend their lead atop the Malaysia super league table to five points. The Southern Tigers managed an impressive 2-0 win over Felda United, courtesy of a brace from striker Diogo Luis Santo, to bring their points tally to 30 from just 12 games.

Meanwhile, in the Malaysian Premier League, Sabah’s 1-0 win over Selangor United at Likas Stadium was sufficient enough for coach Jelius Ating. Even though his team missed some good opportunities to increase the scoresheet, Jelius remained satisfied with the triumph and the three points which could help his side’s promotion campaign.