Perlis not worried about facing Perak


GEORGE TOWN: Perlis are not worried about not holding any advantage when they travel to Ipoh to face Perak in the FA Cup first round, second leg clash tomorrow.

In fact, Perlis coach Mohd Nidzam Adzha, who hails from Perak, is confident his team can clear the first round hurdle and make it a glorious homecoming for him.

The teams drew 0-0 in the first leg in Kangar on Tuesday.

His confidence stems from the fact that the Northern Lions had edged Perak 1-0 at Stadium Perak to claim all three points in their Super League meeting on Jan 19.

“I must admit that it is never easy to play away without any goal advantage to fall back on,” Mohd Nidzam said in a telephone interview from Kangar yesterday.

“But we are prepared to face the challenges. In Ipoh, we have to capitalise on our chances if we are to win.”

The coach has also ordered his men to keep an eye on Perak hotshot Razali Umar Kandasamy.

“Razali was their most dangerous player on Tuesday. He is fast and clinical. If my centreback Amzar (Junaidi Jalil, pic) had not played well that day, we could have been a goal or two down to Perak,” said Mohd Nidzam.

Amzar, who only got to play on Tuesday because first-choice centreback Shariman Che Omar was nursing a groin injury, is set to keep his place in defence tomorrow.

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