PETALING JAYA: Marc Vales (pic) is disappointed he is no longer able to contribute to Kedah’s campaign for the remainder of the season, including the upcoming AFC Cup Asean zone semi-finals.
The 32-year-old defender has to undergo treatment for a knee injury for the next six weeks and has not ruled out going under the knife.
Kedah will have to forget his services and rely on the other import players, including Jordanian forward Mahmoud Al Mardi and Thai midfielder Sanrawat Dechmitr.
Al Mardi and Dechmitr joined Kedah during the second transfer window last month.
Kedah also have two other imports – Dechi Marcel from Ivory Coast and Ronald Ngah from Cameroon – to rely on in the Super League campaign in the second half of July.
Kedah will thus have to rely on local players Akmal Zahir, Kamil Akmal, Rodney Celvin Akwensivie, Azmeer Aris and Loqman Hakim to helm the backline of the team.
“I am sorry to not being able to help my team for the rest of the campaign. Congratulations to Kedah for making it to the Asean zone semi-finals of the AFC Cup,” said Vales in a statement while also thanking the supporters who sent messages of support for his immediate recovery and return to the team.
Vales is an Andorra national player and has earned 81 caps for his country.