A strategy by the new Kelantan head coach, Bojan Hodak had born fruit eventhough the team had to work hard because several key players were not fielded in the match against Negeri Sembilan, Sunday night.
Assistant head coach, Zahasmi Ismail said the understanding between all coaches concerned had produced a successful result when they beat Negeri Sembilan 2-1 in the Super League match at Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium.
"Everything came from him (Bojan). We also followed what all the coaches discussed, including the players to be fielded," he said.
Zahasmi said the fatigue factor could have been a major cause why the Red Warriors failed to show an excellent performance despite playing on home ground.
"Maybe they were exhausted because many players such as Shakir Ali, S. Subramaniam and Khairul Fahmi Che Mat had just returned from training with the national squad and had to play in the Super League.