KL can count on much-improved Azim to deliver for ’em


PETALING JAYA: Azim Rahim may not be a familiar name compared to Kuala Lumpur’s more illustrious strikers.

Togo national player Francis Kone and former international Indra Putra Mahayuddin have been hogging the limelight for the City Boys but Azim is slowly making a name for himself.

He may only have scored two goals thus far in the Premier League but is relied upon by coach Nidzam Adzha Yusoff for his tenacity and high work rate.

And KL will count on Azim again when they take on Kuching at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka today.

“A win would be good as we’ll finish the season in second spot behind Penang.

“We have prepared in every aspect for today’s game. The postponement gave us the chance to iron out our weaknesses, ” said the 23-year-old, who played for Felda United and Felcra before joining KL this season.

“Although, the conditional movement control order in the Klang Valley has affected our plans, it’s not a major problem as our chemistry is still there.

“It won’t be an excuse for not going out there and give our best. If you ask me, this year’s team are complete. We have quality, experienced players that are led by a charismatic coach.”

If they win, KL with 21 points will pip second placed Terengganu II who are on 22 points. Kuching are sixth with 13 points.

Azim said his form in the early part of the season was good but when the lockdown was imposed, his game was affected.

“The first-four games went well for me and I managed to score two goals. When the league resumed, I struggled initially to find my rhythm.

“But now I’m at my best.”

> TODAY

K. LUMPUR vs KUCHING

(Hang Jebat Stadium, Melaka, 5pm)

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