PKNS FC boss Wan Jamak Hassan blasted goalkeeper Muhd Zamir Selamat for his blunders which ended the Red Ants four-match winning streak, following the 2-0 loss to Sarawak in last night’s Super League tie at the Selayang Municipal Stadium.
Two identical goals in the first 15 minutes courtesy of Ronny Harun’s Rory Delap like throw-in decided the match.
Ronny’s unconventional assist saw Serbian Milorad Janjus net in the ninth minute, before Gabor Gyepes added a second seven minutes later.
Wan Jamak said he was aware of the threat posed by Ronny’s throw-in and they had even practiced on dealing with it, but the goalkeeper let the team down.
“Our goalkeeper (Zamir) was a bit uncharacteristic tonight, he didn’t play as usual. Something seemed to be bothering him,” said Wan Jamak.
“When he played in Terengganu (FA Cup second round) recently, he was so excellent, I just don’t know why he was poor today.
“He should have came out to deal with the situation since the ball was thrown into the six yard box. For me, it was his responsibility.
“But credit to my boys, they returned with stronger performance in the second half and had their chances, but were denied by Sarawak’s defence and their goalkeeper Mohd Fadzley.”
Meanwhile, Jamak’s counterpart Robert Alberts was all smiles after seeing his team top the Super League table – at least for a day.
Albert admitted that his team did not play well, but fortunately their reliance on set-pieces, especially the long-throw that Ronny possesses paid off.
“Overall, we didn’t play good football, but I can’t fault my boys who are fatigued having to play a few matches in a week.