Syamim hungry for more goals after scoring against Perak in opener

PETALING JAYA: Scoring in the opening match of the Super League season has whetted Ahmad Syamim Yahya’s appetite for more goals.

The 26-year-old rewarded Pahang for their faith in him by scoring in the 1-1 draw against Perak in Ipoh last Saturday.

Syamim, who joined Pahang this season, was a winger for Felda United in the last two seasons. He scored six goals in 2015 but only managed two in an injury-plagued season last year.

“Coach Dollah (Salleh) asked me to be the back-up striker. I’m glad I didn’t let him down. Scoring the goal has eased a little bit of pressure off me. But I still need more matches to get used to my new role as a supporting striker.

“I still tend to drift to the left or the right flank. It’s something that I need to adapt quickly. I hope I’ll be better in our next match,” said Syamim.

The Elephants next take on T-Team at the Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan on Friday and Syamim is looking forward to get on the scoresheet again.

“I missed a lot of matches last season through niggling injuries. I hope to stay injury free this season and score more goals.

“My target is seven to 10 goals. I’m confident I can achieve it because I have good players around me,” said Raub-born Syamim.