THE CAUSE

Wil­liams’ rested as some lo­cals couldn’t take his train­ing meth­ods

New Straits Times - - Sport -

we are think­ing of en­gag­ing for­mer na­tional trainer K. Ra­jagobal as a re­place­ment.” said Yu­soff, also the FA of Malaysia deputy pres­i­dent.

On whether Sel­va­mo­han will be handed a per­ma­nent role, Yu­soff said the play­ers are fond of the coach.

“Those who are against Wil­liams are happy with Sel­va­mo­han. They said his train­ing meth­ods are easy to un­der­stand. How­ever, the team still did not do well against Felda,” he said.

On Me­laka’s mid-sea­son sign­ings, Yu­soff said the team have ter­mi­nated the ser­vices of Ghana’s Godwin An­twi and Ar­gentina’s Ser­gio Aguero.

Me­laka signed Mace­do­nian cen­tre­back Jas­min Me­ci­novic, who played against Felda, and Brazil­ian for­ward Felipe 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 Eng­land.

“We may also re­place our Mace­do­nian as a coach. In the 2011 Sea Games in In­done­sia, he guided the team to the gold medal but was un­suc­cess­ful in the 2013 (Myan­mar) and 2015 (Sin­ga­pore) edi­tions.

Kim Swee re­tained 17 play­ers from the squad that played in the Dubai Cup in UAE in March un­der for­mer coach Frank Bern­hardt.

“The play­ing tour in China will be a good test for the boys. We are con­fi­dent Kim Swee will turn his play­ers into a win­ning unit ahead of the Sea Games,” Yu­soff added.

Kim Swee has six play­ers in Pa­hang cap­tain Matthew Davies, Kedah’s Amirul Hisyam Awang Kechik, Syafiq Ah­mad and Ariff Farhan Isa, along with Pe­nang’s S. Ku­maahran and Se­lan­gor’s Adam Nor Azlin from the 2015 edi­tion el­i­gi­ble for the Games. striker Ilija Spa­so­je­vic as he has not been scor­ing reg­u­larly. He could not con­vert three clear chances against Felda,” Yu­soff added.

Me­laka care­taker coach G. Sel­va­mo­han (cen­tre) gives in­struc­tions to Jeon Woo Young dur­ing a Su­per League match against Felda United on Wed­nes­day.

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