Salibasic is back but with Sabah in Premier League

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  • Monday, 20 Jun 2016

Sarawak striker Muamer Salibasic taking a shot while a T Team player's Goran Subara try to block during Super League at State stadium yesterday. ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

GEORGE TOWN: Bosnian striker Muamer Salibasic is set to make a return to Malaysian football with Premier League outfit Sabah.

The 31-year-old is no stranger in the local football scene, having fired Sarawak to the Premier League title in 2013 by contributing 22 goals.

However, he could not reproduce the same form in the Super League after an injury-riddled campaign the following season, and was let go by the Crocs.

Salibasic will replace the unimpressive Nigerian forward Prince Nnake as coach Vedran Simunic continues to shake up the Rhinos’ goal-shy attack.

Nnake is the second foreign player to be axed by the Sabah FA this month after Brazilian midfielder Marco Tulio.

Tulio, who played under Simunic for Perak last season, has made way for his compatriot Everton Santos.

The 32-year-old Santos, who can operate as both a midfielder and striker, featured for Oman club side Al-Musanah Sports Club prior to joining Sabah on a six-month deal.

The other two import players on Sabah’s books are Croatian defender Igor Cerina and Indonesian midfielder Dedi Kusnandar.

Sabah have only collected 11 points and scored a measly 14 goals in their first 12 matches in the Premier League.

The Rhinos are ninth in the 12-team standings, four points away from second-to-last Sime Darby, who occupy the final relegation spot.

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