PLAYER Melaka United are expected to continue their excellent performance in the next match after recording a big 4-1 win over Penang FC in the Super League competition at the Hang Jebat Stadium, Krubong last night.
Melaka United interim head coach Mohd Asri Ninggal said praise should be given to his players who showed team spirit in defense and attack as well as staying focused until the last minute of the game.
“Although they faced defeat in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup last Saturday and only had a three-day break, tonight the Melaka United players gave it their all by playing hard.
“This win is also seen as a morale booster for us before we leave on July 31 and the meeting with Sabah will certainly not be easy as we know that they are too invulnerable in their own fortress at the Likas Stadium and it is a big challenge for us. “, he told reporters. after last night’s game.
In that match, Sang Kancil’s side opened the scoring as early as the fourth minute through imported player Emmanuel Oti, followed by Adriano Narcizo’s goal in the 36th minute before the break.
Continuing in the second half, Melaka continued to add goals through import striker Ifedayo Olusegun in the 58th minute and two minutes later, Justin Baas continued to add to the hosts’ tally before Penang FC scored the consolation goal through Lucas da Silva in the 86th minute.
Meanwhile, Penang FC head coach Zainal Abidin Hassan said the result could be said to be the worst since he took over the team, in addition to his team’s performance which was seen as not very organised.
“I don’t want to give reasons, but we have to pick ourselves up and bounce back immediately, what’s more important is that we have to fix our weaknesses and improve our performance in the next game,” he said.
The win saw Melaka United move up to sixth in the Super League with 16 points from 12 matches, while Penang FC remained at the bottom of the league with seven points. – Appointed
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