Ne­gri strike fear into ri­vals

New Straits Times - - Sport - A RAM­PANT

Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan are be­com­ing an un­stop­pable force in the Premier League.

On Fri­day, Ne­gri downed Tereng­ganu 3-2 for their fourth win in as many matches in the sec­ond-tier com­pe­ti­tion.

Their sud­den rise has put fear into other teams as Ne­gri are de­ter­mined to earn a pro­mo­tion to the Su­per League in their fourth sea­son in the Premier League.

Ne­gri’s tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Jorg Steine­brun­ner is cred­ited as the per­son re­spon­si­ble for the turn­around.

The Ger­man’s way in pre­par­ing the team and his close re­la­tion­ship with head coach Asri Ning­gal are the rea­sons Ne­gri have looked su­perb this year.

Ne­gri’s at­tack­ing front, led by mid­fielder Bruno Cas­tan­heira, who holds a Ja­panese cit­i­zen­ship, has

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