IPOH: Perak are hoping that the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) for former Liberian international Frank Seator will arrive on time for the striker to make his Premier I debut against Sabah here tonight.
Perak's eagerness to get Seator into the fray quickly is understandable. Their forwards, Khalid Jamlus, V. Saravanan and Brazilian Flavio Galvao, have shot blanks in recent matches.
The Premier I defending champions scored a 3-2 win over Pahang in Kuantan last Saturday but their goals were scored by defender Syamsul Saad and midfielders Ahmad Norafandy and Chan Wing Hoong.
Galvao did find the net a week ago in the 1-1 draw at home against Penang but his effort came from the penalty spot.
Assistant coach Mohamed Zakaria Mohamed said yesterday: “Our strikers have not been scoring lately and this cause for concern. We hope Seator will be the answer to our goal-scoring woes.
“Seator is a free agent and we are trying our best to get his ITC. We hope he will be eligible for the match against Sabah tomorrow.”
The 28-year-old Seator last featured for Tunisian champions Esperance and he has had vast experiences playing in Europe and Qatar.
He signed a four-month contract with the Perak FA yesterday and his inclusion means that either Galvao or the other Brazilian, central defender Carlos Moreira, will have to make way.
Perak lead the 13-team league with 40 points from 20 matches – six points more than Kedah, who have played two matches fewer.
Meanwhile, former Arsenal striker Christopher Wreh, capped 36 times by Liberia and has 11 international goals to his name, is expected to fly in here this morning.
The 28-year-old Wreh, a cousin of former FIFA World Footballer of the Year George Weah, helped the Gunners to the league and Cup double in 1998.
“Let's hope he will be here by tomorrow morning.
“He was expected in on Saturday but missed the flight,” said Zakaria.