PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur are on a hot streak after snapping Pahang’s unbeaten run in the Super League on the Elephants’ back yard on Sunday.
It was an away win that would stand them in good stead for any other game on the road.
But the City Boys are expecting a different ball game when they set foot into the City Stadium in Georgetown today to take on Penang.
KL, alarmingly, have a 36-year hoodoo they feel pressured to end at that venue - they have not beaten the Panthers on their home ground since 1987!
A tweet by a lifelong Penang fan highlighted that KL have been winless in 16 games in Penang, which includes three losses in the Super League.
KL midfielder D. Kenny Pallraj has responded to that alarming stat by challenging the team to break that jinx.
“We’ve shared that tweet on our WhatsApp group. The players are aware of that fact and we are fired up to end that winless run. 36 years without a win is a pretty long time and we are in a good momentum to end it now,” said the 30-year-old Kenny, who can also play as a centreback.
“But we have our work cut for us as we know what Penang are capable of on their home ground.
“They are aggressive and hardworking, so we’ll have to play a little harder than in the previous games to get three points.’’