KUALA LUMPUR: Penalty corner specialist Mohamed Razie Abdul Rahim is having a splendid run in the Malaysia Hockey League’s (MHL) Premier Division.
The 27-year-old Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) defender has scored four goals in three matches and he wants to continue his rich vein of form. Razie has featured in the MHL since 2007 but has never won the top scorer award.
“I want to help KLHC win our sixth consecutive league title as well as bag the top scorer award,” said Razie.
Defending champions KLHC are the only unbeaten team in the six-team league. They had beaten Tenaga Nasional (5-3), Maybank (4-1) and Terengganu (2-1).
KLHC and Terengganu are tied on nine points, but the East Coast team top the standings with a better goal difference.
KLHC will take on Sapura on Wednesday at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil. The match was supposed to be played last Friday but it was postponed due to a heavy downpour.
“The win over Terengganu on Sunday has boosted our confidence. We hope to maintain our unbeaten run in the league,” said Razie.
“We are expecting a tough match against Sapura as they have many experienced players. They also have Pakistan defender Khasif Ali, who is a good penalty corner drag flicker and was the top scorer last year with 18 goals.
“We cannot afford to give away penalty corners tomorrow,” said Razie.
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