Goal-scorer Azamuddin not assured of a place in the team

Pahang winger Azamuddin Akil is not 100% certain if he will start against Thailand in first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final match

Despite his crucial opening goal against Indonesia, winger Azamuddin Akil has acknowledged to Harian Metro that his position in the first team is not yet safe.

Malaysia beat Indonesia 2-0 in the final Group B game to seal their progress to the last four, where they will take on Thailand over two legs for a place in the final.

Pahang regular Azamuddin only played as a substitute when Malaysia lost 3-0 to Singapore in the first match and did not play at all in Harimau Malaya’s 4-1 win over Laos.

The Kuala Lipis born player was then given a chance to start on the left wing against the Garudas, after first choice S.Kunanlan injured his groin in training one day before the game.

Azamuddin took the opportunity with both hands by scoring and has now given national coach Datuk K.Rajagopal a selection headache before Malaysia’s first leg clash with Thailand this Sunday.


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