Kelantan are hoping that new coach George Boateng, and recent signings Prince Tagoe and Hussein Alaa Hussein can help turn their season around
Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) are hoping that the introduction of two new players, and a new coach, will turn their season around during the remainder of their Super League campaign.
After some poor recent displays, the Vice President of the KAFA, Datuk Rosmadi Ismail, said it is important for them to finish at least in the top three. He also set out the aim for the team to retain their FA Cup trophy and hunt for Malaysia Cup glory.
According to Sinar Harian, Rosmadi said “We have made huge changes and we are hoping that these new three people can help to improve the team. This effort has shown our seriousness in fixing Kelantan’s position in the league.
“For us (KAFA), improvement on our performances is the main priority. After we have analysed the player(s) that we have dropped, and the three new faces that we brought in, we are confident that we can be stronger,” he added.
Kelantan introduced their new players and coach at the the Red Warriors Station recently, with all the newcomers attending the event.
The three new faces are new head coach George Boateng, Iraqian Hussein Alaa Hussein and Ghana international Prince Tagoe.
Hussein and Tagoe have replaced Lebanon striker Mohamad Ghaddar, and Nigerian defender Obinna Nwaneri, who were dropped by the KAFA due to injury and discipline problems.
KAFA also stated that they have faith in George Boateng, despite the Dutchman never having any head coaching experience before this.
Meanwhile, Boateng stated that he believes Kelantan can still go for the title, and he has every confidence that the Red Warriors can win the Super League title this season.