After spending three seasons in the Malaysia Premier League (MPL), Sime Darby FC want to be back in the Malaysian Super League (MSL) by 2014.
With the addition of two import players, Karlo Primorac and Goran Perak from Croatia, club president Datuk Seri Tengku Ahmad Shah Sultan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah is confident that it can be done soon.
He mentioned that most of the new players have the experience of playing in the MSL; with the likes of Juzaili Samion from Felda United FC, Fadzli Saari from T-Team and Yosri Derma Raju from Sarawak can be counted upon to use their experience to help the team.
Speaking to Astro Arena, Tengku Ahmad said: “Our two import players are also adapting well based on their performances in pre-season friendlies in Vietnam recently.
“I believe we can give a good fight in both the FA Cup and Malaysia Cup, especially after we became the first club side to qualify to the FA Cup final last season,” he added.
For the new season, Sime Darby have retained seven players and promoted three from the President Cup squad. They also strengthened the team by signing five new players from Perak.