KOTA KINABALU: Sabah head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee does not want his team to drop any more points to ensure that the Rhinos continue to remain as the second best team in the Super League.
With just four games left for them, Kim Swee has called on his players to continue showing their fighting spirit against the fourth placed opponents at the Sultan Mizan Zianal Abidin Stadium in Kuala Terengganu tomorrow.
“I hope that we’ll return home with full points on Saturday. We can’t afford to drop points as we want to maintain our position or be among the top three teams,” said the former national coach.
“We did not win in our last three games and victory over Terengganu will certainly do us a world of good.”
Kim Swee revealed that the players underwent thorough preparations as they will face a side who have won their last five matches.
“I believe all the players are now ready to give a much better performance like we have shown before,” he said.
In their previous three matches, Sabah only recorded draws against Kedah (1-1) and Kuala Lumpur (2-2) while they lost to Selangor (2-3).
Meanwhile, Kim Swee said their foreign striker Jose Embalo will miss the match due to injury.
“We have players who are ready to take his place and whoever is fielded I hope can do the job to the best of his ability.”
Sabah are currently on 36 points behind Johor Darul Ta’zim who are leading with 43. — Bernama