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Monday August 26, 2013 MYT 5:47:00 PM
Monday August 26, 2013 MYT 5:48:58 PM
by k. rajan
PKNS's Patrick 'Ronaldinho' Wleh tries to score against Johor Darul Takzim's goalkeeper Muhammad Al-Hafiz Hamzah during the Malaysia Cup match on Aug 20, 2013. PKNS won 2-0. – Bernama Photo
PETALING JAYA: PKNS are flying high and coach Abdul Rahman Ibrahim wants the team to keep it that way when they take on Felda United in the Malaysia Cup Group B match at the Shah Alam Stadium Tuesday.
The club side are the only team to collect the maximum six points in the competition after recording wins over cash-rich Johor Darul Takzim (2-0) and T-Team (1-0) last week.
“We are in a confident mood. The team morale is also high after our good start and a third win will give us a comfortable lead in the group,” said the 67-year-old coach.
“We were lucky to get full points against JDT in midweek. And then we carried our form into the match against T-Team on Saturday. We need to keep the momentum going.”
PKNS are favourites to pick up another three points as they have never lost to Felda. In the two Super League clashes, PKNS were easy winners. They even recorded a 5-0 triumph on May 18, the biggest margin of victory in the league this season.
Abdul Rahman attributed his side’s bright start to midfielder Nazmi Faiz Mansor and Liberian striker Patrick “Ronaldinho” Wleh.
“Patrick has been causing problems for the opponents with his physique and power up front. It’s not easy for defenders to play against him,” said Abdul Rahman who guided PKNS to the 2011 Premier League crown.
The 19-year-old Nazmi, however, may miss tonight’s match after picking up an ankle sprain against T-Team last Saturday.
“We need to give him a rest as we don’t want him to aggravate his injury. We’ve capable players to fill in for him,” said Abdul Rahman.
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football, Malaysia Cup, PKNS, Johor Darul Takzim, Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, Nazmi Faiz Mansor, Patrick “Ronaldinho” Wleh
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