Safee eager to end goal-drought in friendly

Malaysia’s chief striker is determined to find his goal-scoring touch for the national team once more in the friendly match against Vietnam

The last time Safee Sali scored a goal for the national side was in November last year, in a friendly defeat to India.

Tonight, almost a year later, the Kajang born striker aims to end his international goal-scoring drought when the Malaysian national team takes on Vietnam in a friendly match at the Shah Alam Stadium.

“It feels like a long time since I last scored for the national side,” he told Kosmo.

“So I’m hoping to end the wait tomorrow and it doesn’t matter who my partner in attack will be.”

Safee, whose two goals in the semi-final match of the AFF Suzuki Cup against the same opponents two years ago paved the way for Malaysia’s glorious end to the competition, also confirmed that he will not be joining any team on loan, although the Indonesian Super League (ISL) is only starting in January.

“The transfer window is already closed, so I’m just going to train with the Harimau Muda team to keep myself fit for the Suzuki Cup.”