Home > Sport > Football
Friday August 1, 2014 MYT 8:53:00 PM
Friday August 1, 2014 MYT 9:01:54 PM
by k. rajan
National football team head coach Dollah Salleh (right) putting his charges through their paces at WISMA FAM on Friday. - SAMUEL ONG/ The Star
PETALING JAYA: Newly-appointed national coach Dollah Salleh will change Malaysia’s style of play.
The national team reported for their first training session at Wisma FAM on Friday to prepare for the friendly against Tajikistan in Dushanbe on Aug 8 and Dollah has some plans in his mind.
The former international is known for his attacking philosophy with his former teams - MBPJ, Selangor, Pahang and Police in the M-League – and Dollah will go the same way in a bid to turn Malaysia’s dwindling fortunes.
“I want to see the team play a certain way ... my plan is to change a bit of our playing style,” said the
“I couldn’t do much since this is our first day together. A few of the players are clearly struggling and are only 70-80% fit.
“The time is too short for us to prepare for the friendly but I’m not giving excuses. We will give our best against Tajikistan,” added Dollah.
Malaysia, who are ranked 151st in the world, will be without utility defender Bunyamin Umar who is sidelined by a knee injury. Dollah has called up Sarawak’s Ronny Harun as the replacement.
On the match against world No. 124 Tajikistan, Dollah said: “I don’t know much about Tajikistan ... it’s not ideal to play a higher-ranked team in my first assignment. I’m a bit worried but I’ve faith in my players.”
Tags / Keywords:
Dollah Salleh, football, FAM, Tajikistan
Thailand turn over Malaysia in AFF U-19 semi-finals
Another disaster waiting for Malaysia in UAE WC qualifier?
Coach keen to stay with cubs
The heat is on for Dollah in UAE World Cup qualifier
Malaysia coach to rest key players in AFF U-19 semis
Cahill to captain Australia in Jedinak absence
Arsenal Supporters' Trust urges review of transfer policy
Everton manager Martinez happy with squad after deadline day
Wales on brink of major tournament after 57 years
Del Bosque tells De Gea to be a 'good professional'
TalentCorp turns Malaysia’s brain drain to brain gain
Amazon adds offline viewing to Prime video service
Committee to tackle crime in the silver state
In service, we unite
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)