Nidzam gets the job

New Straits Times - - Sport -

COACH Nidzam Adzha Yu­soff has been re­warded for Kedah’s FA Cup tri­umph.

Nidzam’s po­si­tion as care­taker coach was made per­ma­nent by the Kedah FA yes­ter­day. Since tak­ing over from Tan Cheng Hoe, Kedah have been un­de­feated in all com­pe­ti­tions.

Nidzam has now pledged to turn Kedah into the most feared team in the M-League.

“Things have been crazy since win­ning the FA Cup but we will not let this suc­cess go to our heads. The only thing we have in our heads is win­ning the other com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son,” Nidzam told Time­s­port yes­ter­day.

“I thank the man­age­ment for en­trust­ing me with Kedah un­til the end of the sea­son. I will do my best to make Kedah bet­ter.

“We are a small club with a big heart. I do not plan to make changes as fund­ing is short and fur­ther­more, our for­eign­ers have been su­perb since the start of the sea­son.”

Kedah and Pa­hang are level on 21 points in the league but the lat­ter are sec­ond on goal dif­fer­ence, six points be­hind lead­ers Darul Ta’zim.

Nidzam, 49, be­lieves his team can match big spenders Darul Ta’zim and Pa­hang for the re­main­der of the sea­son.

“Our tar­get is top three in the Su­per League while the ob­vi­ous aim in the Malaysia Cup is to re­tain the ti­tle. The win in the FA Cup does not make us a per­fect team.

“There were some lim­i­ta­tions in our play in the 3-2 win over Pa­hang in the fi­nal. We made mis­takes but luck­ily we man­aged to ab­sorb the pres­sure from Pa­hang in the fi­nal 10 min­utes,” he said.

Nidzam said his play­ers are tired and he may opt for fresh legs when they re­sume their Su­per League cam­paign against TTeam in Alor Star to­mor­row.

“I may give half of my reg­u­lars a break and opt for fringe play­ers on Wednes­day. Every­one is tired. We will go through this match and take a short break be­fore re­sum­ing train­ing dur­ing Ra­madan,” Nidzam added.

Nidzam Adzha Yu­soff

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