Sunday, 4 March 2012

Striker Amri Yahyah aiming for record after scoring 100 goals for Selangor

Striker Amri Yahyah has set his sights on becoming one of  Selangor's all-time top scorers hitting the 100-goal mark.

The 31-year-old is now third on the Selangor charts after Mokhtar Dahari who plundered 177 goals in 375 games (from 1972 to 1987) and Azman Adnan who bagged 106 goals.

Amri, a midfielder turned striker, said he was excited to have reached the century mark, and aims to overtake Azman's haul this season.

Despite his reputation as a prolific scorer. the Selangor captain went through a lean spell at the beginning of the year, going through an eight-match goal drought.

But after scoring his 100th goal in Selangor's 4-0 triumph over Shahzan Muda in a FA Cup first match on Feb 18, Amri feels that he has rediscovered his deadly touch,

"I am proud of my achievement. My aim is to win more trophies and become a well known Selangor scorer," said Amri.

After donning Selangor colours for 11 years, Amri has scored 59 goals in the Super League, 22 in the Malaysia Cup and 19 in the FA Cup.

The Tanjung Karang ace started his career with Selangor in 2001 at the age of 20. He has been one of the mainstays of the team ever since and was appointed as captain in 2009.

Selangor coach Irfan Bakti, however, wants Amri to remain level-headed in his pursuit for personal glory.

"Amri will definitely break Azman's record. I've reminded him to focus on building a good understanding with Balaban in attack.

"Amri should not put  pressure on himself over the goals record as his priority is to  help Selangor win titles," said Irfan.

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