Ma­niam told to ‘rest’ af­ter poor re­sults

New Straits Times - - SPORT - Syafiq Az­nan

P. Ma­niam has been “rested” by the FA of Selangor (FAS) fol­low­ing his team’s poor form of late.

The team have suf­fered three straight Su­per League de­feats and are eighth in the stand­ings.

FAS vice-pres­i­dent Datuk Ab­dul Rauf Ah­mad said Ma­niam’s as­sis­tant Na­zli­azmi Mo­hamad Nasir will han­dle the team on a care­taker ba­sis.

“We made a col­lec­tive de­ci­sion to rest Ma­niam. Na­zli­azmi will of­fi­cially start work as care­taker coach to­mor­row (to­day),” said Ab­dul Rauf.

Na­zli­azmi’s first match in charge will be the FA Cup third round en­counter against Tereng­ganu to­mor­row.

Ab­dul Rauf said the as­so­ci­a­tion have not dis­cussed on whether a new coach should be hired im­me­di­ately.

“We will eval­u­ate the team un­der Na­zli­azmi and see how things go first,” he added.

Mean­while, Jo­hor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) de­feated Sin­ga­pore’s Tampines Rovers 2-1 in an AFC Cup Group H match at the Larkin Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

Safawi Rasid (13th minute) and Ah­mad Hazwan Bakri (79th) net­ted for JDT while Khairul Amri (45th) replied for Tampines.

P. Ma­niam

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