Kelantan's head coach Bojan Hodak did not blame Khairul Fahmi Che Mat, also known as Apek, for conceding the equalising goal against Johor Darul Takzim FC (JDTFC). Apek failed to save Daniel Guiza's remarkable free kick in that match, which secured a point for the visiting team.
According to Bernama, he said "The same situation, a guy scored and unbelievable free kick. This (also) happened during the match with ATM and also against PKNS. I cannot say anything to Apek that he cannot save this (the ball)."
The defending champions, Kelantan, kept up their intimidating form at their home ground, where they failed to lose in all of 2012. The Red warriors earlier scored through Norfarhan before substitue Guiza levelled the game in the second half.
The two teams are the favourites for this season's championship and the clash between the teams was one of the most eagerly anticipated clashes so far this year.