Thursday, 25 August 2011

Terengganu use friendly to prepare for Malaysia Cup

IT'S all quiet in Terengganu ahead of the Malaysia Cup. But that's not unusual for the team who won the FA Cup and finished second in the Super League.
"It's like a tradition for us not to be involved in too many friendly matches," said head coach Irfan Bakti, who has lined up just one friendly match before the start of the Malaysia Cup on Sept 6.

"We will play T-Team on Friday (tomorrow) and that should be good enough as they had earlier played against two of our Group B rivals Selangor PKNS and Sime Darby FC," said Irfan.

"I heard T-Team beat Premier League champions PKNS but lost to Sime Darby. I figure we should know where we stand when we meet on Friday." Irfan said, unlike other teams, Terengganu were also not too busy in the on-loan transfer market which ended earlier this month.
"We had our eye on one or two players but in the end, we opted for Terengganu-born Young Tigers defender Mohd Faizal Muhammad.

"The 21-year-old has settled down quickly as he knows almost everyone in the team. I have a feeling he will do well covering for Zubir Azmi who is away with the Olympic squad," said the coach.

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