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Fitness level separated Malaysia and Saudi Arabia - Akif

16:51 GMT+3 20/10/2018
Nik Akif Nik Mat, Malaysia U19, AFC Championship U19, 20102018
Malaysia U19 midfielder Nik Akif Nik Mat confirmed what head coach Bojan Hodak had said regarding their 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter

Speaking to the press after their Group D AFC U-19 Championship match against Saudi Arabia, Malaysia midfielder Nik Akif Nik Mat explained what separated the two sides in the match that was won by the West Asian side by a 2-1 scoreline.

"After 20 minutes we were fatigued from all our pressing, we lost our focus and conceded.

"We are sorry for the defeat, but this is our first time playing in the tournament, so we are a little nervous. We will do better in the next match," said the Kelantan player.

Their next match is against Tajikistan, on October 23.


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