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Malaysian Super League Preview: PKNS vs Sabah

Malaysian Super League Preview: PKNS vs Sabah

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PKNS will host Sabah in what is shaping up to be an exciting clash between two sides of similar stature at the Petaling Jaya Stadium


PROBABLE LINE-UPS


PKNS


Remezey
Zaidi, Fadhil, Azlan, Nizwan
Rajesh, Farouk, Helmi, Fauzan
Rudie, Khairul


SABAH

Adney
Reithaudin, Ronny, Faris, Sumardi
Radzi, Brendan, Shahrul, Sharudin
Baird, Bobby

PKNS will be hosting Sabah and they will be in for a feisty reception. Abdul Rahman Ibrahim knows that he has a tough task ahead as his current crop of players have yet to hit top gear. The draw against Kuala Lumpur was a bitter pill to swallow for them as they allowed the City Boys to get back into the game and PKNS will not want complacency to affect them this time around.

Mohd Fauzan Dzulkifli has looked impressive in all the games and he will be the key man for PKNS in this tie. Having already scored twice so far, the left-footed midfielder will be a threat from set pieces, something that could be tough for Sabah to handle.

However, Rudie Ramli's form upfront has been a cause of concern and it's about time he hit top form or face getting dropped to the bench. Besides that, PKNS are expected to line up with the same backbone that has been shaping their season so far.

For Sabah, the defeat at home to Lions XII proved to be more than just three points lost. Mafry Balang is suspended and it's likely that Shahrul Azhar will replace him in midfield. Expect Brendan Gan and Michael Baird to be the key players in this game as their combination has grown from strength to strength in each game.

For Justin Ganai, it will be all about getting back on the right track, though PKNS will be more than just mere pushovers at home on Friday.


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