Olusegun guns down winner for Cops against Perak

PETALING JAYA: Perak thought they were going to get their first point in the Super League, but Police shot down their hope with a last-minute winner.

The Cops earned a 3-2 win at the Perak Stadium in Ipoh on Saturday with Nigerian striker Ifedayo Olusegun proving to be the hero by scoring two goals. He had one in the dying minutes of the game and another one earlier in the 24th minute.

Japanese-Brazilian winger Bruno Suzuki got Police’s second in the 72nd minute.

Perak drew first blood through wingback Tommy Mawat Bada in the ninth minute, while substitute winger Wan Zack Wan Haikal got the second in the 87th minute.Police’s tactician P. Maniam however, was far from pleased.

“We didn’t start well in the first half and we conceded a goal within 15 minutes. We lacked concentration and allowed Perak to take a lot of chances,” said Maniam.

“The team did try to fightback but we still have to improve in every aspects. I believe we will come back even stronger in the next game.”

Police will take on Penang at the Selayang Stadium on May 25.

Maniam added that he was happy that Olusegun got on the scoring sheet twice.

“In the last game against Kedah, he had several chances but could not finish them. He did well but I’m glad all worked together to get the win.

Said Perak’s coach Yusri Che Lah: “The defeat feels bitter. We were punished by their counterattacks.

“It is painful but we learn. I know what the fans and management want. I will take responsibility for this defeat.

Perak will play Kedah at the Darulaman Stadium in Alor Setar on May 24.

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