SARAWAK will file a complaint with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) alleging referee Sukri Abdul Rahman used vulgarities on Sarawak players in their 1-0 victory over Perak at the State Stadium in Kuching last night.
In an ill-tempered match, Sukri flashed nine yellow cards, including two to Sarawak’s national midfielder Junior Edstal – which means he will miss Tuesday’s FA Cup quarterfinal return leg against Felda.
Coach Robert Alberts added Sarawak will also file an appeal on Junior’s red card which comes with a one-match suspension.
“We have the evidence on his (Sukri’s) poor performance. We also have him on video using vulgar words. We hope FAM take our complaint seriously,” said Alberts.
Sarawak edged Perak 1-0 with Serbian striker Milorad Janjus on target with a well struck freekick in the eighth minute.
Incidentally the Serbian is one of the five Sarawak players on the crock list and Alberts is hoping that he will have a decent side to face Felda. The first leg at Selayang Stadium last Tuesday ended 0-0.
The others on the crock list are national midfielder Ashri Chuchu, defender Ramesh Lai Beng Huat, Zamri Morshidi (midfielder) and Hungarian defender Gabor Gyepes.
“None of them could walk this morning. I will see how things turn out when we train tomorrow,” said Alberts.
Sarawak have kept a clean sheet in their last five matches, starting with their 3-0 victory over Sime Darby in a Super League match at home on Jan 28.
This was followed by the 10-day sojourn of the Klang Valley where the Crocs knocked Selangor out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win in a second round match. In another league match Sarawak beat PKNS 2-0 before the scoreless draw against Felda followed by the win over Perak.