ALL-LOCAL side Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) hope to take advantage of a beleaguered Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) II to register their first win in the Premier League at the Pasir Gudang Stadium tomorrow.
The Penang side, making their first appearance in the second tier league after winning promotion with a second place finish in the FAM League last season, are winless after four matches.
JDT (II), one of the early favourites in the Premier League, won only once, drawn one and lost two after four matches, including an embarrassing 3-2 defeat to DRB-Hicom last week.
PBAPP coach Yunus Alif, whose side were knocked out of the FA Cup by high-riding Police, however, have shared points with Felda United (1-1) and Negri Sembilan (0-0).
“We seem to be doing well against strong teams in the league. I expect my team to bounce back against JDT (II) after the 2-0 defeat to KL SPA in their last league match,” Yunus told Sports247.my.
“It’s a new experience for my side to play in the Premier League. We don’t have foreign players. A mid-table finish in the league will be a good start to our Premier League campaign.
“Along the way we hope to qualify for the Malaysia Cup although it will be tough.”
Yunus brings with him a wealth of experience, having coached teams like Pahang, Terengganu, Penang, Perlis, Proton FC and T-Team, before moving to PBAPP.