Futsal league champions Selangor eye AFC breakthrough

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  • Monday, 30 Sep 2019

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Professional Futsal League (MPFL) champions Selangor are hoping to become the country’s first team to play in the AFC Futsal Club Championship.

Selangor wrapped up their campaign with a 4-1 win over Kedah at the Panasonic Sports Complex in Shah Alam on Saturday.

The goals came from Fariq Mohd’s hattrick (second minute, 14th and 35th) and Shamsul Akmar (third minute) while Kedah’s consolation was scored by Mohd Norhamidrul Saleh (25th).

Selangor emerged champions after collecting 41 points from 16 matches with 13 wins, two draws and a defeat in the league which started on June 22.

Coach Addy Shairullyzam Mohd Shafie said his men were fired up to end on a winning note although they have sealed the title with a match in hand last week.

“The determination of the players allowed us to win comfortably. Although we have already sealed the title, we still want to maintain our momentum, ” said Addy.

“If we get to compete in the AFF or AFC level, we will make the necessary preparations. We also have to do some reshuffling with the squad. We’re ready and up for it.”

No local team have played in the AFC tournament since its inception in 2010 and the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have yet to decide on sending a team.

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