Home > Sport > Football
Thursday April 10, 2014 MYT 9:10:00 PM
Thursday April 10, 2014 MYT 9:42:37 PM
by ronnie oh
Penang's new recruit Luiz Dos Santos of Brazil (right) being briefed by the team's fitness coach during training on Thursday. - RONNIE OH/ The Star
GEORGE TOWN: High-riding Penang Panthers will not unleash their new Brazilian striker Luiz Dos Santos for the opening Premier League second round match against Johor Darul Ta’zim II (JDT II) at the Pasir Gudang Stadium in Johor Baru on Friday night.
Penang team manager Mohd Azizudin Mohd Shariff said they have decided not to change the winning team. Penang beat JDT II 4-1 in their last match of the first round last Friday.
“I cannot deny that everyone is looking forward to seeing Dos Santos in action in tomorrow’s game,” said Mohd Azizudin on Thursday.
“However, we feel he needs more time to get acclimatised to our humid weather conditions. Moreover, JDT II are expected to be a mean opposition when playing at home.”
Penang coach K. Devan is expected to include striker Buengo Titi of Angola in the starting line-up.
The burly Angolan is Penang’s under-performing foreign signing compared to South Korean midfielders Lee Gil-hoon and Lee Kwang-hyeon and Brazilian ace Hilton Moreira.
But Titi came good against JDT II by scoring a brace in the 4-1 victory at home and it has prompted Devan to start with him again.
Penang are going great guns in their bid to return to top flight football next season. They are well on course, having garnered 26 points to stay second behind league leaders Police by three points.
Tags / Keywords:
Luiz Dos Santos, Penang, Johor Darul Ta zim, JDT, Buengo Titi, Hilton Moreira, K Devan
803 low-end homes on the way
Premier League top-of-the-table clash promises some fireworks
Form six student falls to death
Lingerie thief caught in bra-zen act
FitForLife heads to Penang
Analysis - World Cup final represents classic clash of styles
Mihajlovic wants to Milan to be feared again
Union slams FIFA and demands player involvement in reforms
Get on the field and fight for points, Felda United told
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Photo Gallery: The week in pictures
50 students compete in three-on-three basketball contest
Beaten to death over affair
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)