The Kelantan captain believes that his former teammate could pose a bigger threat than Dani Guiza when they take on Johor Darul Takzim on Tuesday
"The talent of Mat Yo as a striker is indubitable. He has brilliant individual skills and will almost certainly be a threat to us on Tuesday," Badri told Utusan Malaysia.
"Similarly, Guiza is powerful as well. But if I have to pick one, I would go for Mat Yo as he knows us in an out. That could be a real dangerous situation for us.
"Therefore, I hope we can defend tight at the back and not allow them too much space on the ball. Because if these two players are given even a little space, they will punish us."
The Red Warriors have not had a solid start to the season thus far, winning one game against PKNS before losing in a tightly contested affair against T-Team last Friday.
However, Badri believes that Kelantan are already over the defeat and that they will be in full force for this important match against Johor Darul Takzim on Tuesday.
"We are ready for this match. Home advantage will be crucial for us and hopefully we can make full use of it to gain maximum points.
We can not drop any more points after this as it will hurt our aspirations of continue working up the league table. The competition this season is very tight."