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by eric samuel
Pahang's Matias Conti greeting fans at the Darul Makmur Stadium after the first-leg quarter-final match against PKNS which the Elephants won 3-2. Conti will be one of the players head coach Dollah Salleh will be relying on to deliver the goods in the semi-final match.
PETALING JAYA: The Elephants have been told to keep their feet on the ground after clinching their Malaysia Cup semi-final ticket on Friday.
Pahang head coach Dollah Salleh warned that their mission is not over yet.
“Our target is to reach the final. We have one more step to go before we can think of celebrating,” said Dollah after their 5-3 aggregate win over PKNS FC in the quarter-finals.
Pahang won the first-leg 3-2 and the return-leg 2-1.
Success-starved Pahang last lifted the Malaysia Cup 21 years ago and Dollah is hoping that his boys will continue with their good run.
“We must focus. The players will be given a couple of days rest to recharge before we plan for the semi-finals,” said Dollah.
On Friday, some 8,000 Pahang fans were at the Shah Alam Stadium to spur on the east coast side. It was the home match for PKNS FC but it was the Pahang fans who came out in full force.
The jubilant Pahang players later made a lap of honour to thank their travelling fans.
Dollah admitted that they are looking good for the final “provided we maintain our discipline”.
“We have all the first team players available for the two-leg semi-finals,” said Dollah, who will be counting on his two pillars of strength – Argentine striker Matias Conti and Jamaican defender Damion Stewart, who have been outstanding this season.
The other players who have made a telling difference are attacking players Mohd Azamuddin Akil, R. Gopinathan and S. Surendren.
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