Negeri Sembilan - Perak Preview: Hobin Jang Hobin desperate for first victory
Azraai Khor Abdullah will be taking Perak to face his former side Negeri Sembilan, who are desperately looking to claim their first victory of the season
By Keeshaanan Sundaresan
Fauzi - Modibo - Azmeer - Qayyum
Shahurain - Idris - Sivanesan - Nazrin
Eddy - De Porras
Hisy'amuddin - Shahrom - Rafael - Khairi
Rafiuddin - Sivakumar - Nazri - Yong
Azlan - Hadi
However in Perak, they have got an opponent, that could be very tricky. The Seladangs themselves are struggling with injuries to their key players, and they have only secured three points so far this season.
Following their opening match win over T-Team, Azraai Khor's men were defeated 1-0 by Johor Darul Takzim, before faltering against Felda United on home turf last Tuesday.
However, head coach Azraai Khor Abdullah will be planning differently for this one. There will be sentiments as well, as Azraai only left Negeri Sembilan last year. It will be tough for Perak though, with S. Chanturu and Shahrulnizam Mustapha likely to continue their absence. On a bright note though, Khairi Kiman and Hisya'muddin, who were both sent off against Johor, will be back in the squad after serving their one match suspension against Felda.
As for Divaldo Alves, he will be expecting more out of his Argentinean forward De Porras, who has not lived up to the mark yet. Shahurain Abu Samah will also be expected step up and create more chances through the flanks, if they are to stand any chances in this one.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Perak are expected to play their first five matches in Lumut before the stadium in Ipoh is re-opened.
- Azraai Khor and Farizal Marlias plied their trade with Negeri Sembilan last year
Rafael Novais is already being hailed as the 'Hulk' of Perak by many of the Seladangs faithful
- Negeri Sembilan FA have set a target of winning at least one trophy in 2013
- Hamsani Ahmad, who is Negeri's goalkeeper, was once a crowd favourite with Perak
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Negeri Sembilan FA 0-2 Perak FA
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|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||May 7, 2013||Perak FA 2 - Negeri Sembilan FA 1|
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||Jan 19, 2013||Negeri Sembilan FA 0 - Perak FA 1|
|Malaysia Cup (MC)||Sep 1, 2012||Perak FA 0 - Negeri Sembilan FA 1|
|Malaysia Cup (MC)||Aug 28, 2012||Negeri Sembilan FA 0 - Perak FA 0|
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||May 15, 2012||Negeri Sembilan FA 3 - Perak FA 1|
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|Jan 21, 2014||Negeri Sembilan FA 0 - Felda United 1||FA|
|Sep 21, 2013||Negeri Sembilan FA 2 - Terengganu 2||MC|
|Sep 17, 2013||Pahang FA 3 - Negeri Sembilan FA 0||MC|
|Aug 31, 2013||Kelantan 2 - Negeri Sembilan FA 3||MC|
|Aug 27, 2013||Negeri Sembilan FA 1 - Kelantan 1||MC|
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