Se­lan­gor to face tough­est hur­dle next

New Straits Times - - Sport -

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.

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