KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Division One match against Nur Insafi on Friday was supposed to be a routine outing for Old La Sallian Association of Klang (Olak)-Tigers.
But a raft of suspensions and injuries has left Olak with just 15 players for the match in Sungai Petani, Kedah.
Mirza Izzuddin Yahya and Mahathir Rathuwan are suspended for the match after being yellow-carded in the previous match.
Goalkeeper Adrian Andy Albert and forward Mohd Dodi Musa fell off a bike near the Jalan Duta toll on Wednesday evening and will not feature in Olak’s three remaining fixtures.
Dodi fractured his hand while Adrian suffered cuts and bruises on his hands and leg.
“They (Dodi and Adrian) will not feature in our remaining games. In fact, I was passing when I saw them near the toll plaza after the accident. They are back in Klang now,” said Olak team manager Joseph de Silva.
“We’ll have to rely on the remaining 15 players ... we were hoping to bag all three points from this match.
Olak are in fifth place with nine points, behind BJSS-Thunderbolt (nine points) and UniKL (10 points) who are fourth and third. One place behind Olak are Politeknik Malaysia (seven points), who have a game in hand.
Olak’s other matches are against PSS-MSP-YP-Thunderbolt on Feb 17 and BJSS-Thunderbolt on Feb 21.