High-riding T-Team will be hosting a rejuvenated Sarawak side in what will be an exciting clash in Kuala Terengganu
Bojan, Ismail, Norfazly, Rosdi.
Zairo, Faiz, Azrul, Shahrul
Hairol, Ramesh, Dzulazan, Yosri
Guy, Rashid, K Rajan, Azizan
Rozi Mamat’s man will be inspired when they take on Sarawak at home this Friday. The stats are indeed for the home team who have beaten teams like Perak and Kedah at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium. Apart from a good record at home, Rozi’s men would be eager to improve their standings in the league following the possibility of jumping to second should Perak, Terengganu and Lions XII, all fail to deliver.
However, T-Team can do anything but take the game against resurging Sarawak lightly. In the FA Cup game against football powerhouse Kelantan, the young Sarawak team almost sprang a surprise win if not for the late winner from Norfarhan Muhamad.
Sarawak on the other hand would be very keen to use this match to help them leapfrog to fourth, including surpassing their up-coming opponent. The team is expected to be fresh from injuries after a one-week break hence making it very much possible for Robert Alberts to field his strongest team. Confidence in the visiting camp is also high after their first away win against Johor FC in the previous round.
Captain Hairol Mokhtar is expected to return at the back, giving Sarawak the commanding presence they missed in the last two games. Vedran Muratovic is a sure start but his striking partner remains a mystery as Zamri Morshidi and K Ravindran are both seen as less effective with the Croatian.
The match will be very interesting as both teams would gain significantly from a win, with a defeat surely pulling them further away from the league leaders. Nonetheless, despite T-Team’s reputation of sharing the best attack and defence with league leaders Kelantan, the game is indeed very open.