- Azraai Khor Abdullah
TERENGGANU outfit T-Team, propping the 12-team Super League with only eight points – same as Perak but separated by goal difference – face Sime Darby in a “do-or-die” mission to keep their survival hopes alive.
Chief coach Azraai Khor Abdullah is not only loss for words on the poor run by The Titans but also baffled with the performance of his players whose “yo-yo” form did bring them big wins – beating Johor Darul Takzim 1-0 and Sarawak 2-0 – both at home. They also held Armed Forces 2-2 at home.
Sime Darby, fresh from their 3-2 win over leaders Terengganu on Saturday and Azraai is keeping his fingers crossed that the Titans will pull off a miracle at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium today.
T-Team’s Indonesian striker Patrich Wanggai and Evaldo Concalves are likely to play their last match in the M-League as the management has earmarked them to make way for new signings.
“Wanggai and Evaldo have been a big disappointment. They came with good credentials but have failed to show their form,” said a disappointed Azraai, who has targeted a top five finish.
“We don’t seem to keep the momentum. It has been a roller coaster run for us. We have beaten or drawn some of the big names but we have not been able to take off from there.”
For Azraai, the former Kedah, Negri Sembilan and Perak coach, the battle for survival begins with Sime Darby.
“Sime Darby have been boosted by their win over Terengganu. They have a strong side and we have to raise our game to match them. A positive result is within our reach but we have to make it count when we have the chances.”