Home > Sport > Football
Friday January 17, 2014 MYT 11:03:00 PM
Friday January 17, 2014 MYT 11:14:32 PM
by eric samuel
Pahang's Matias Conti (centre) scored the solitary goal of the match against Lions XII in the curtain-raiser Charity Shield. Pahang won 1-0.
KUANTAN: Pahang started their Super League campaign with a narrow 1-0 win over Lions XII and lifted the Sultan Ahmad Shah Charity Shield after 20 years.
Substitute striker Matias Conti, who just turned 24 on Friday, celebrated by scoring the winner in the 57th minute but it was the defending champions Lions XII who stole the show with their gritty performance.
The Singaporeans, under coach Fandi Ahmad, proved that they are still a force to be reckoned with despite being without any foreigners and stalwarts Hariss Harun, Baihakki Khaizan and Shahril Ishak, who have moved on to join the Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) this season.
Pahang started with their best men including new towering striker Dickson Nwakaeme. But he was substituted with Argentine Conti barely 15 minutes into play after the former Kelantan striker picked up an injury.
It was Jamaican defender Damion Stewart who had the best chance of the half when he ballooned the ball from close range in the 33rd minute.
Tags / Keywords:
football, Charity Shield, Pahang, Lions XII, Matias Conti
Thriller on the cards
Selangor targets schools in hunt for next Mokhtar Dahari
Under-19 boys inching closer to AFF semi-final
Lanky Amiridzwan glad to be back in national colours
Youth academy squad emerge as champions in RSC - Tune footie event
De Bruyne-less Wolfsburg hit three goals past Schalke
No more recruits for PSG, door ajar for Lavezzi
Real are not a defensive team, Benitez insists
Romania leave out trio for Euro qualifiers
Neymar may make Barca return against Malaga - coach
Five unusual ways to build endurance for a marathon
Organiser: My family roots reach back five generations
Supporters told to wear signature attire
Uber China closes US$1bil fundraising round: sources
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)