Sarawak football fans are optimistic their team would make a positive impact on the 2012 Super League campaign.
Their optimism is fuelled by remarkable results in their Pre-season playing tour in Bandung, Indonesia and friendlies against the Sabah Super League team.
The back four looked solid and the midfield creative.
The strike force could not be fully assessed as the Crocs’ top strikers are still injured.
Sarawak were unbeaten in six-matches thus far and netted an impressive nine goals while keeping four clean-sheets – statistics that point to great tidings for the state team in the new season.
A strong crowd of nearly 3,000 came to watch and support the Crocs on their first friendly against Sabah, and another 2,000 were at the State Stadium to see the second encounter; far more spectators on average as compared to those coming to watch Sarawak’s Premier League matches.
The Crocs step into a new era of football come Jan 10 when they face-off with Kuala Lumpur at home in their inaugural match of the Malaysian Super League campaign.
A win in front of their home fans could prove vital for the Crocs as this will provide the right tonic and supply the much needed momentum for them in a busy January schedule of five-matches.
Sarawak travel to Sabah for a ‘Borneo Derby’ on Jan 14 right after the Kuala Lumpur
encounter, followed by a home match against powerhouse Terengganu on Jan 17.
Another tough match is on the card as the Crocs face Selangor away on Jan 21.
Sarawak cap their January schedule by facing the highly fancied Negeri Sembilan team at the State Stadium on Jan 28.