Malaysia’s preparation for the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final against Thailand continues to be overshadowed by injuries to key players.
Yesterday evening, speedy winger Wan Zack Haikal Wan Nor joined Safee Sali, S. Kunanlan, Khyril Muhymeen Zambri and Shakir Shaari in the already long crock list. The 21-year-old Harimau Muda A player injured his thigh during an afternoon training session.
“It looks bad, he felt the pain. I hope he can recover in time before the Thailand match,” Malaysia’s chief trainer Datuk K.Rajagopal told Berita Harian.
Rajagopal however, wants the focus to be firmly on the match and is getting his team ready for a friendly match against PDRM at Wisma FAM tonight.
“It is important for us to maintain the momentum against Thailand,” said the seasoned coach.