Selangor to face toughest hurdle next
DEFENDING champions Selangor romped to their third win, when they hit Sarawak 4-0 yesterday in the national girls’ Under-16 competition.
They will face their Group A nemeses in Sabah today, in what coach Azman Ali believes will be their toughest hurdle.
Selangor had earlier hammered Kelantan 7-0 and Kedah 4-1.
“So far, the tournament has been going great for us, but I believe to top Group A, we must beat Sabah who have also showed an impressive form,” said Azman.
Selangor’s Nur Farah Hanis is the tournament’s top-scorer with six goals, and she is only 14 years old.
“She also played for Selangor last year and after three matches here, she has scored five field and one penalty corner goals. This girl has plenty of talent in her considering her age,” said Azman.
And who does Azman fear this season?
“It has to be Kuala Lumpur. They have shown great determination, and the girls are well prepared. We hope not to cross their path in the knockout (open draw) and only face them in the final,” said Azman.
RESULTS – Boys’ Group A: Negri 1 Johor 1, Kedah 1 Terengganu 9; Group B: Perlis 0 Malacca 3, Sarawak 2 Selangor 2; Group C: Kelantan 4 Pahang 6, Kuala Lumpur 0 Sabah 2.
Girls’ Group A: Kelantan 5 Kedah 0, Sarawak 0 Selangor 4; Group C: Kuala Lumpur 2 Malacca 0, Johor 1 Perak 0.
TODAY: Boys’ Group A: Penang v Terengganu (KPM, 5pm), Negri v Kedah (KLHA, 5pm); Group B: Perak v Selangor (KPM, 7pm), Perlis v Sarawak (KLHA, 7pm).
GIRLS’ Group A: Sabah v Selangor (KPM, 7,30am), Kelantan v Sarawak (KLHA, 7.30am); Group B: Pahang v Negri (KPM, 9,15am), Terengganu v Penang (KLHA, 9.15am); Group C: Perak v Malacca (KPM, 3pm), Johor v Kuala Lumpur (KLHA, 3pm).
Note: All matches at Jalan Pantai, Kuala Lumpur.
Selangor’s Nur Farah Hanis is the tournament’s top-scorer with six goals.