Max­sius in­jury blow to league opener

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - Front Page - By Ar­fandi Jaa­far

Sabah Tam­badaus will likely not get the start they are look­ing for when the Super League sea­son kicks off next month. This, af­ter lo­cal winger Max­sius Musa was car­ried off the field dur­ing the team’s match in In­done­sia, ear­lier this week.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Tam­badaus will likely not get the start they are look­ing for when the Super League sea­son kicks-off next month. This, af­ter lo­cal winger Max­sius Musa was car­ried off the field dur­ing the team's match in In­done­sia, ear­lier this week.

The in­jury oc­curred dur­ing the se­cond half of the match with Per­sija Jakarta in the Group B match of the East Java Gov­er­nor's Cup Tour­na­ment on Thurs­day. Los­ing Max­sius even­tu­ally spelled a 2-0 de­feat for the Tam­badaus.

Team man­ager Henry Saim­pon said Max­sius com­plained af­ter the game of pain when lift­ing his arm.

“We took him to the hos­pi­tal and doc­tors con­firmed by xray that he had dis­lo­cated his shoul­der,” Henry said when con­tacted yes­ter­day.

Due to the in­jury Max­sius is re­quired to rest one month and will miss the team's first Super League match where they will meet Po­lice (PDRM) on March 1.

“I hope no one else will get in­jured... so that our prepa­ra­tions for the Super League will not be jeop­ar­dised fur­ther,” Henry said.

The Tam­badaus are cur­rently on a pre­sea­son stint in In­done­sia com­pet­ing in the Gov­er­nor's Cup Tour­na­ment in East Jakarta. To­day they con­clude their Group B chal­lenge fac­ing Persela La­mon­gan.

Ear­lier they lost 2-0 to Arema FC and de­feat to Per­sija had not helped to brighten their chances of go­ing through to the next stage.

They also lost 3-1 in a friendly with Perse­baya Surabaya prior to the tour­na­ment.

Mean­while, head coach Kur­ni­awan Dwi Yu­lianto will field play­ers with less ex­pe­ri­ence for to­day's match and Henry hoped they would be cau­tious not to get in­jured.

“They need to be care­ful not to let emo­tions fly. Our ob­jec­tive here is to strengthen the squad,” Henry said.

Max­sius is likely to miss the team’s first Super League match af­ter an in­jury in the game with Per­sija Jakarta.

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