Perak snap up veteran Zaquan and will use him as striker

IPOH: Veteran Mohd Zaquan Adha Abdul Razak (pic) has joined Perak for next season’s Super League.

“Zaquan will play in the forward position based on his experience while playing for Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) II,” Perak Football Association (PAFA) president Datuk Seri Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan Abdul Puhat said after chairing the PAFA’s 58th annual congress yesterday.

The 29-year-old Zaquan Adha rose to fame while playing for Negri Sembilan, helping the team win their first ever Super League crown in 2006. He left Negri to join Armed Forces in 2012. A year later, he joined JDT. He featured for JDT II in the Premier League last season.

Besides Zaquan Adha, Perak have also recruited 13 other new faces – including Mohd Nazrin Mohd Nawi (JDT), Jaszrin Jamaluddin (JDT), Mohd Shahrom Abdul Kalam (Selangor), Mohd Hafiz Kamal (Selangor) and Idris Ahmad (Felda United) – for the new season.

“Our two import players are Bulgarian Vladislav Mirchev and Palestinian Yashir Pinto. We will get another foreign player and his name will be announced by year’s end,” said Abdul Puhat.

Perak will be coached by 81-year-old German coach Karl-Heinz Weigang. They finished sixth in the 12-team Super League last season, but failed to get past the Malaysia Cup group stage and were knocked out of the FA Cup semi-finals. — Bernama