Keep up the momentum: Peter
Published on: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Tambadaus’ players are urged not to be complacent in their final league match against Terengganu FCII at Stadium Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah tonight (Saturday).

They must go into the match carrying the same attitude and hunger to win in every match even though the league title is already in the bag, said Sabah Football Association (Safa) acting President Datuk Peter Anthony (pic) on Friday.

“Although on paper, this is only a routine for us to finish this season’s schedule, as newly crowned champions, we must show what we are capable of and must try to win the match.

“It is also very important for many of the players who used to start on the bench tomorrow as they will most likely be in the starting line-up.

“They have a mission to continue the momentum and keep our 11-match unbeaten run intact and also try to win our seventh straight victory in the league.

“I believe it is vital to keep the good momentum going because it is not easy to make a rebound once you are down, so there is no reason we should not try to get a victory tomorrow and a good result will also help the team’s preparation ahead of the Malaysia Cup competition,” he added.

Meanwhile, head coach Jelius Ating had on Wednesday, stated that several of his first choice players will be rested and among them are goalkeeper Rozaimie Rohim, Alto Linus, Mohd Azizan Nordin, Jenius Karib and Rodoljub Paunovic. 

With their expected absence, several players who were regulars on the bench will get the chance to play and Robson Rendy Rening is set to start in goal with Muhammad Mohd Safar in defence partnering skipper Rawilson Batuil, Park Tae Su and Randy Baruh.

Mohd Azwan Abd Fattah will play in midfield partnering Ahmet Atayev, Ricco Nigel Milus and Maxsius Musa while Rahman Shah will lead the attacks with Aguinaldo Mendes.

In the earlier first round encounter held here at Likas Stadium in February, Sabah came out top with a 3-1 victory. 

Photo Source: Bernama


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