PETALING JAYA: Perak could not have asked for a tougher last home game of the season.
Trooping into the Perak Stadium in Ipoh today are Sabah’s marauding Rhinos, who have won their last four matches in emphatic fashion, scoring a whopping 19 goals.
But coach Yusri Che Lah has one good reason to be optimistic about getting a good result. He masterminded Perak’s shock quarter-final win over Sabah in the Malaysia Cup.
And with the passionate support of the Seladang fans, Perak can fancy their chances of another upset over Datuk Ong Kim Swee’s in-form Borneo outfit.“Sabah won’t be the Sabah we faced in the Malaysia Cup if you look at their last four games. They were efficient and devastating,” said Yusri.
“I watched them against Terengganu. Scoring five against them was superb and then I saw their amazing AFC Cup win over Hougang United.
“They are also targeting the top three spot, and will want to beat us at all costs.
“But this is our last home game and I am hopeful that the stadium will be full to the brim with the fans pushing us all the way.”
Perak are 11th in the league with 22 points while Sabah are fourth with 48 points.