Dollah proves his doubters wrong
REPORTS BY AJITPAL SINGH firstname.lastname@example.org
DOLLAH Salleh has hit back at the critics who questioned his coaching abilities after guiding Pahang on Saturday to the FA Cup final. Pahang defeated Negri Sembilan 3-1 on aggregate following a 2-1 win over the Premier League leaders in the semi-final return leg in Paroi.
South Korean centre-back Heo Jae Won (sixth) and D. Christie Jayaseelan (90th) netted for an insipid Pahang while Bruno Castanheira responded for Negri in the 68th minute. THE Pahang FA (PFA) are tight-lipped but the process to naturalise Mohamadou Sumareh has started and the Gambian could be registered as a local player before the mid-season transfer window closes on June 11.
Australian-born Matthew Davies and Spanish-born Kiko Insa are the current naturalised players with Pahang.
If Sumareh is granted citizenship, Pahang will have seven foreign-born (including four imports) in their line up for the MLeague.
The 26-year-old winger studied in Malaysia 11 years ago before he returned to Gambia to play professional football in 2010. However, Sumareh returned to
Pahang’s Heo Jae Won (No 15) scores past Negri Sembilan goalkeeper Saiful Amar Sudar in their FA Cup return leg in Paroi on Saturday.