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by eric samuel
Dollah Salleh in a file photo. He said, 'It’s good to be at the top but there is still a long way to go.'
PETALING JAYA: Police coach Dollah Salleh has warned his men to guard against complacency.
The high-riding cops are going great guns in the Premier League, topping the 12-team standings with 12 points from four straight wins.
But Dollah has warned the players not to get carried away “as we have not achieved anything, yet”.
“It’s good to be at the top but there is still a long way to go. We’ve only won four matches ... we have yet to face the other strong contenders like Felda United, Kedah and Negri Sembilan,” he said on Wednesday.
The cops have had an impressive start to their season with wins over Johor Darul Ta’zim II (3-1), Penang (5-1), Sabah (1-0) and Perlis (7-1).
Dollah expects them to extend their winning streak when they face DRB Hicom FC at the Hang Jebat Stadium on Friday.
“The three-week break for the national team has done us good ... we have all 18 players fighting for places in the team. I have got a selection problem, now,” said Dollah.
Police share top spot with Penang but with a game in hand.
And Dollah expects his frontrunners, led by Maldivian striker Ali Ashfaq who scored a hat-trick in the 7-1 win over Perlis, to pose a threat upfront.
Besides Ali and Brazilian striker Charles Chad, the other new signing is towering defender Rafael Souza Novais of Brazil.
The notable local signings include former Sarawak hotshot Bobby Gonzales, former national centre-back Mohd Muslim Ahmad and former national goalkeeper Helmi Eliza Elias.
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