It’s open season after resumption, says Melaka’s Agba


PETALING JAYA: Melaka’s Nigerian striker Uche Agba reckons that the remaining seven matches in the Super League will be a roller-coaster ride for the teams.

The gap between the teams in the 12-team Super League standings is not too wide and any hiccup could see leading teams drop quickly down the table.

The 34-year-old striker said no team or player had dealt with a situation like the Covid-19 before and the resumption of the M-League on Aug 26 after five months of suspension would put all teams on almost equal ground.

“We are all coming from a situation which we have not experienced before. There’s a lot of adapting to the standard operating procedures (SOP) and training after a long break,” said Agba.

“We are going to have a pre-season all over again from Aug 2 onward but there’s not much we can do because we won’t be able to have too many matches. Friendlies are played to identify mistakes and fixing them, but with limited time we need to learn fast.”

“This is why I think the season will have a few surprises in store when it resumes... it will be hard for any single team to be dominant.”

The Mousedeers are facing relegation after being docked three points by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) in March for failing to settle their players’ salary.

The docking saw them slide from third to 11th in the 12-team standings with just three points.

Agba conceded that the team’s position was not ideal but he was confident the players could turn their situation around based on their performance before the docking of points.

“We played well early in the season... we have good players in the squad and everyone is fired up to play,” said the former Police player.

“I’m confident we can spring some surprises.”

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