Azraai Khor confirmed as T-Team coach, B. Sathianathan adamant at retaining Amiridzwan's service, criticises Malaysian coaches' disrespectful attitude towards the national team
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Despite rumours that centreback Amiridzwan Taj will be joining Kelantan for the 2014 season, ATM headcoach B. Sathianathan has revealed to the New Straits Times that he is committed to keeping the 27-year old in his squad. He told the national daily that the player, who is currently away with the national team for their Asian Cup qualification match against Bahrain, has promised to sign a contract extension with ATM upon his return. The former Malaysia national team head coach also added that he does not like distracting players who are away with the national team by conducting negotiations, unlike some coaches.
In a post on his Facebook page, KAFA president Annuar Musa revealed that their Nigerian forward; Dickson Nwakaeme has been released by the 2013 FA Cup champions. He explained that Dickson had asked for his salary to be doubled for the upcoming season, a request that KAFA has declined to meet.
After commencing negotiations with former Perak and Kedah head coach Azraai Khor last week, it was announced on Wednesday that the Kuala Terengganu outfit have secured the service of the 61 year old. He was reported to have signed the offer in an event at the Terengganu FA office on Wednesday, as reported by a team official to national daily Utusan Malaysia. He will lead T-Team for two years, with the objective of finishing in the top five in the 2014 season, added the report. His next task will be to identify suitable foreign players for the outfit, with Croatian Ivan Pavlov and former Terengganu import Fabio Flor among the names in their radar.
Local daily New Sabah Times on Wednesday revealed that Sabah have added two more players to their 2014 line up; Farid Ideris from Johor and Selangor's Wan Hoesne.