Fighters fight on for survival after KL knockout


KUALA LUMPUR: Felda United are still on track to remain in the Super League after scoring a 2-0 win over Kuala Lumpur at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium in Cheras.

Coach Mohd Nidzam Jamil admitted it was a meaningful win for the relegation battlers on Wednesday and attributed it to his coaching line-up.

Nidzam has taken time off to attend the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) professional training coaching course that ends on July 17.

“I would like to thank my assistant coaches for taking care of the team in my absence and will continue to do the planning with the team until I return,” said Nidzam.

Felda are now second from bottom in the 12-team table with 15 points after 19 matches.

Nidzam said the Fighters needed positive results in the three remaining matches against PKNP, Pahang and Kedah to improve their position.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur’s acting coach Roslee Mohd Derus admitted their chances of staying in the Super League next season appeared slim, but he was still optimistic about getting the results in their last two matches against league champions Johor Darul Ta’zim and Perak.

“It’s hard but we have to keep going and hope for a miracle in the two remaining matches.

“We’ll see what happens,” said Roslee.

KL are bottom with only 14 points after 20 matches. - Bernama