PETALING JAYA: The return of Nurshamil Abd Ghani (pic) back in training with Kelantan is set to strike fear into their Malaysia Cup rivals.
The 29-year-old has recovered from his hamstring injury and is raring to score for the Red Warriors.
Nurshamil, who was the top scorer in the Premier League with nine goals, is eyeing to be in the starting line-up against Petaling Jaya City at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on Oct 29.
He suffered the injury in Kelantan’s 0-2 defeat to Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim in the Malaysia Cup Group D opening match and did not play against Sabah, where they were held 2-2.
“The hamstring injury was a bummer because it was my first injury this season but the break came at the right time because I was able to concentrate on my recovery,” said Nurshamil.
“I’m back on the field again, and it feels good. Now I have to make sure that I play football without any niggles.
“I can’t wait to play against PJ City and help the team score goals. I want to make an impact in the Malaysia Cup.”
With just a point from two games, Nurshamil said Kelantan’s path to the quarter-finals is not closed yet because they have four more games to play.
“I believe we can cause a shock in the competition.
“We have one point and PJ City have one too while Sabah have two. The race is still open.”