PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Cup trophy and an AFC Cup spot next season is a tantalising prospect for Selangor striker Ifedayo Olusegun (pic).
The Klang Valley outfit’s last silverware came in 2015 when they lifted the Malaysia Cup for a record 33rd time and the last they featured in the AFC Cup was in 2016.
Olusegun has featured in the regional competition with his former clubs Malkiya, Al Hidd and Al Riffa in the Bahrain League.
“I had played in the AFC Cup when I was in Bahrain. When I joined the M-League, I also wanted to help my former teams Felda United and Melaka make the grade but it didn’t materialise, ” said the Nigerian.
“This season I think we have a good chance. If we win the Malaysia Cup we’ll get a slot.
“And this year’s Malaysia Cup will be a knockout competition so it will be more open. Anything can happen.
“We had good form towards the end of the Super League where we won with lots of goals.
“Hopefully, this momentum will give us the edge.”
The Super League Golden Boot winner with 12 goals in the Covid-19 plagued league which saw only 11 matches played, said that after achieving a personal glory, he now wants to help Selangor clinch a silverware.
The 29-year-old added that as the top scorer he will draw more attention from the defenders but he is not worried as he has capable teammates in Rufino Segovia, Sandro Mendonca, Brendan Gan and Sean Selvaraj who can help their cause.
“I know it will be much tougher to score after this because the opponents will try to mark me out, ” said Olusegun.
“However, I believe we have a good bunch of players who can also score.”
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