Amri goes ‘home’
AMRI Yahyah has gone back to his roots as the 36-year-old joined Selangor yesterday from Melaka for the remainder of the season.
The forward’s inclusion is expected to boost Selangor’s season. The club, meanwhile, dropped Romanian midfielder Victor Astafei and re-registered Indonesian winger Andik Vermansyah.
Amri started his career with Selangor in 2001 before taking up an attractive offer to join Darul Ta’zim after the end of the 2013 season.
The national captain then joined newly promoted Super League side Melaka early this year but was released after failure to offer a positive influence to the team.
Selangor coach P. Maniam hopes Amri will not only provide leadership qualities but also add depth into the team’s attacking options.
“Amri is a quality player who can play in any attacking position. He can be an asset to the team but he needs to prove himself and also guide the others,” said Maniam yesterday.
Amri was tested in a friendly against Premier League side MISC-MIFA in Nilai yesterday.
Melaka United Soccer Association (MUSA) deputy president Datuk Yusoff Mahadi said Amri’s mode of release to Selangor has not been finalised yet.
“We are undecided whether to terminate Amri’s contract or turn it into a loan deal as he signed with us until the end of the season. But this is a small issue and we do not require a transfer fee from Selangor.
“We have de-registered him and he has gone to Selangor for good,” said Yusoff.
On Melaka’s mid-season signings, Yusoff said the team have terminated the services of Ghana’ Godwin Antwi and Argentina’s Sergio Aguero.
Melaka signed Macedonian centre-back Jasmin Mecinovic yesterday and are currently evaluating Brazilian forward Felipe Almeida De Souza.
The team have also signed winger Azniee Taib and defender Nicholas Swirad from
Johor, and also Englishborn Malaysian Jordan
Yong from King’s Lynn
Town FC, who play in the Southern League
Premier Division in
Amri Yahyah is expected to provide Selangor with leadership.