Zeise to unleash Myanmar’s twin terrors on M’sia

  • Football
  • Sunday, 20 Aug 2017

MYANMAR coach Gerd Zeise is ready to unleash star strikers Aung Thu and Shwe Ko on Malaysia when the two teams meet in the men’s football Group A top-of-the-table clash at the Shah Alam Stadium tomorrow.

Group leaders Myanmar have booked their semi-final berth after thrashing minnow Brunei 6-0 at the UiTM Stadium on Friday to collect nine points from three matches.

Yet, the German coach said he will field his strongest line-up against Malaysia after resting his two star strikers in their win over Brunei.

“I don’t want to field too many reserve players. It’s a serious match that can decide first and second in the group,” said the 62-year-old.

“Malaysians deserve to see good football, not the reserve players. The only difference is that we don’t have any pressure now as we are already through to the semi-finals.”

Zeise also picked Vietnam and Indonesia to qualify for the semi-finals from Group B ahead of six-time champion Thailand.

“Frankly, I don’t want to meet Vietnam and Indonesia because they are brilliant. Vietnam are a top team and Indonesia have improved.”


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