Football

Published: Thursday May 29, 2014 MYT 5:20:00 PM
Updated: Thursday May 29, 2014 MYT 10:09:58 PM

Mugenthiran looking to redeem himself

KANGAR: Perak striker S. Mugenthiran will be looking for redemption when his side take on Federal Territories (FT) in the quarter-finals of the Sukma football competition at the UiTM field on Friday.

Perak were docked one point by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) in April for fielding him in a match before the compulsory 48-hour cooling period.

Mugen played in Perak’s 4-0 win over Kuala Lumpur in a President’s Cup match on March 20 and was then fielded by the senior side in a Super League match against T-Team, where he scored in the 1-1 draw, on March 22.

The 21-year-old was also a key player in the highly-rated Perak team who lost 3-0 to Sabah in the Pahang Sukma final in 2012.

The Ipoh-born player said he owes it to his team to play well and guide them to the gold medal this year.

“The goal against T-Team was my first Super League goal but it was cancelled out and the team were docked points because of me. I was devastated by FAM’s decision,” said Mugen.

“We were the 2012 President’s Cup winners but we ended up losing to Sabah in the final ... it was a disappointing experience for me. I badly want to make it right for my state in this Sukma by winning the gold medal.

“I’m among the senior players in the current Sukma squad and I have a lot of stepping up to do. I have only scored once here and I hope to be much more clinical in front of goal.”

Tags / Keywords: football, Sukma, Malaysia Games, S. Mugenthiran

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