Robert Alberts eyeing quarter-final spot

Sarawak aim to make it to the quarter-final stage, and hope that their striker Muamer Salibasic can soon return to action

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The head coach of Sarawak, Robert Alberts, is eyeing a spot in the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Cup after winning their first game, and he hopes that forward Muamer Salibasic will not be out for too much longer.

Muamer Salibasic, who is currently recovering from injury, is expected to miss the group stages with the burden of leading the line falling on his striking partner Ryan Griffiths.

According to Bernama, Alberts said “The return of Salibasic will add (to) our strength upfront, (it will be) great to have a full strength team, especially in the competitive Malaysia Cup.”

Other than Salibasic, the Lebanese player Hassan El Mohamed has confirmed that he may not return for the Malaysia Cup as he has still failed to recover from an ankle injury.

During their first game in the Malaysia Cup, Sarawak edged out Terengganu 3-2 in a thrilling game, with Griffith scoring two goals. The Crocs were leading 3-0, before the Turtles fought back by scoring two goals in the second half.

Sarawak will face Perak in their next game, last year Sarawak lost at Perak 2-1, but defeated them 6-1 in the return match.

Sarawak are now leading their group which also consists of Perak, Terengganu, as well as Premier League outfit Kedah.