Selangor hope to solve their striking woes soon.
The Red Giants will check out Amadou Konte of Mali and Bosko Balaban of Croatia in a friendly against the National Under-23 team at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil tonight.
The 32-time Malaysia Cup winners have dropped Congolese striker Lelo Mbele, who is recovering from a torn thigh muscle injury – the same one that forced his previous club Al-Nasr Benghazi to release him.
And Selangor coach Irfan Bakti, who guided Terengganu to FA Cup victory last season, is hoping that one of the two foreign players on trial will be the answer to his prayer.
“I believe that signing a quality striker will solve our goal-scoring problems,” said Irfan, who took over as Selangor coach last November.
“We have a good bunch of players and we are formidable, especially in midfield. The team have been playing well and creating chances but the absence of a top class poacher has let us down.”
Irfan has been forced to deploy Selangor skipper Amri Yahyah and the out-of-sorts R. Surendran to lead the attack in the absence of Mbele but to no avail.
The blunt strike force has left the Klang Valley giants lying fifth in the Super League standings with eight points from five matches.