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Pahang coach says the accomplishment of getting back to the MSL is all that counts

Pahang’s head coach Dollah Salleh is a happy man after guiding the state team back to the Malaysian Super League (MSL) following a season in the Malaysian Premier League (MPL).

However, the Malaysian footballing legend admitted that his team made life difficult for themselves in their play-off final match against Kedah in Malacca on Thursday, before prevailing 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out. “We struggled a bit but the important thing was to get to the Super League. That’s what we were hoping for anyway,” he told Goal.com.

Dollah stressed that his team had met the target they set out to complete at the beginning of the season, which was qualification to the MSL. “After one year in the Premier League, we are now back again in the top division, which had been our main target all year long. We missed the chance to qualify automatically after finishing second in the league but when we got the second opportunity we used it well,” he added.

The 49-year-old tactician also revealed exclusively to Goal.com that there are plans in the pipeline to borrow players from other states for Pahang’s Malaysia Cup campaign. “We haven’t made any moves yet but it’s part of Pahang’s plans for Malaysia Cup,” he said.

Pahang finished second in the MPL to confirm their participation in next month’s Malaysia Cup.

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