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Pahang give Rwanda international a trial, Perak impressed by Bosnian candidate

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PULAU PINANG

After several players were embroiled in contract sagas involving u-turns and double dealings, it has emerged that a head coach has been involved as well. Pulau Pinang's K. Devan, who was appointed by the Phanters over a month ago, is reported to still be under contract to his previous employers; Felda United, revealed tabloid Harian Metro.
 
The 52-year old had been relieved of his coaching duties by the Settlers halfway through the 2013 season, following poor performance of the team that would see them relegated from the Super League at the end of the league season.
 
The case had been brought to the attention of FAM's Player Status Committee by Felda, who are claiming that Devan is still technically under their employment, as his contract is slated to run until 2015. The committee chairman, Takiyuddin Hassan, however added that Felda are willing to negotiate the matter with Devan, failing which it will be arbitrated by the committee. Interestingly, despite claiming that Devan still has a contract with them, Felda had appointed a new head coach also around one month ago, former Selangor coach Irfan Bakti.

PAHANG

Dunia Sukan Online reported that the friendly match between Pahang and Shahzan Muda on Thursday, was also a trial for 29-year old Rwandan striker Jimmy Mulisa. The striker had formerly plied his trade at SV Roeselare of Belgium, and FC Vostok in Kazakhstan, and he also plays for the Rwanda national team.

PERAK

The Silver State management was reported by Sinar Harian to be impressed by the performance of a foreign player candidate during their 4-1 friendly win against Kelantan a few days ago. Bosnian forward Želimir Terkeš had just arrived in Ipoh the morning of the match, but he managed to score a goal for Perak, and head coach Abu Bakar Fadzim was left impressed by the 32-year old's overall performance. Terkeš previously played for NK Zadar and Chongqing Lifan, and he has been capped twice for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

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