Home > Sport > Football
Friday July 11, 2014 MYT 9:04:00 PM
Friday July 11, 2014 MYT 9:14:42 PM
by k. rajan
PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby coach Ismail Zakaria is a hard man to please.
The club side finished a respectable fifth in their Super League debut ahead of heavyweights Kelantan and Lions XII in the 12-team league.
However, Ismail feels that some of his players didn’t meet their Key Performance Index (KPI) target and will be given another chance to prove themselves in the Malaysia Cup next month.
“We had a good debut in the Super League but there’s still plenty of room for the players to improve,” said the strict disciplinarian.
“I have told them they will be dropped next season if they flopped in the Malaysia Cup.
“They are responding well to my warning. I can see a change in attitude during training and it’s a positive sign ahead of our Cup campaign.”
Sime Darby made their debut in the Malaysia Cup in 2011 and their best outing was last year when they reached the quarter-finals.
Ismail, who had been at the helm since 2010, said that Sime Darby are gunning for the semi-finals this year.
He pointed out that his players are wiser and more confident following their strong debut in the Super League.
“If we get past the group stage I’m confident the team can reach the last four,” said Ismail.
Tags / Keywords:
Sime Darby, football, Malaysia Cup, Ismail Zakaria
Sime Darby to do their part in Malaysia Cup match
Sime Darby to welcome Mateo back for Malaysia Cup
More at stake for Sime Darby players during Cup matches
Sime Darby hope Togaba is fit again
Sarawak boss Alberts blames field for draw with Sime Darby
Wigan chairman Whelan threatens to quit over racism row
D-Day for Dollah in Suzuki Cup against Myanmar
Borussia Dortmund's Reus injured on comeback
Philippines open Suzuki Cup tournament with big win
Ronaldo well on the way to smashing La Liga record
Chelsea make quick work of West Brom to extend league lead
Tunisians vote for first freely elected president
Acid reflux explained
Cézanne’s Lake Annecy painting beckons visitors to the lake in France
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)