Sumareh finally gets Malaysia call-up

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Pahang star Mohamadou Sumareh will get to represent Malaysia for the first time later this month, against Sri Lanka and Kyrgyz Republic.


BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter


The Malaysian FA (FAM) has released the call-up list for the Malaysia national team's coming two matches, and the fans have finally received what they have been urging for.

Pahang's Mohamadou Sumareh, who earlier this year has been naturalised as a Malaysian citizen, has been called up by head coach Tan Cheng Hoe in preparation for Harimau Malaya 's friendly matches against Sri Lanka and Kyrgyz Republic, on October 12 and October 16 respectively.

The Gambian-born player, who had moved to Malaysia with his family, had received his Malaysian citizenship in July this year, making him eligible to represent Malaysia, but was given the miss by Tan when they played Fiji, Chinese Taipei and Cambodia, despite Sumareh having starred for the Elephants.

But now the 24-year old forward will be able to show what he's capable of for his adopted nation, when they play in the two coming friendlies later this month.

His selection has been welcomed with open arms by Pahang captain Matthew Davies, a foreign-born Malaysia international himself. Davies meanwhile will return to the national team fray, after he was not selected against Chinese Taipei and Cambodia.

Tan's charges will train in Melaka on October 8 and 9 before departing for Colombo on October 10 for the match against Sri Lanka. They will then return home to play Kyrgyz Republic at the Hang Jebat Stadium.

In November they will play in another friendly, against Maldives on November 3, before kicking off their 2018 AFF Championship campaign on November 8 against Cambodia.

Here is the full call-up list:

NO.

NAME

AGE

POSITION

CLUB

1.

HAFIZUL HAKIM KHAIRUL NIZAM JOTHY

25

GOALKEEPER

PERAK

2.

SHAHRUL SAAD

25

DEFENDER

PERAK

3.

AMIRUL AZHAN AZNAN

25

DEFENDER

PERAK

4.

KENNY PALLRAJ

25

MIDFIELDER

PERAK

5.

NOR HAKIM HASSAN

27

WINGER

PERAK

6.

HAZIQ NADZLI

20

GOALKEEPER

JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM

7.

ADAM NOR AZLIN

22

DEFENDER

JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM

8.

SYAMER KUTTY ABBA

21

MIDFIELDER

JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM

9.

FAZLY MAZLAN

25

DEFENDER

JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM II

10.

AKRAM MAHINAN

25

MIDFIELDER

KEDAH

11.

SYAZWAN ZAINON

29

WINGER

KEDAH

12.

AKHYAR RASHID

19

WINGER

KEDAH

13.

ZAQUAN ADHA ABD RADZAK

31

FORWARD

KUALA LUMPUR

14 .

SYAZWAN ANDIK ISHAK

22

DEFENDER

KUALA LUMPUR

15.

IRFAN ZAKARIA

23

DEFENDER

KUALA LUMPUR

16.

NORSHAHRUL IDLAN TALAHA

32

FORWARD

PAHANG

17.

MOHAMADOU SUMAREH

27

WINGER

PAHANG

18.

MATTHEW DAVIES

23

DEFENDER

PAHANG

19.

RAWILSON BATUIL

24

DEFENDER

SABAH

20.

AZZIZAN NORDIN

24

MIDFIELDER

SABAH

21.

SHAHREL FIKRI MD FAUZI

24

FORWARD

NAKHON RATCHASIMA

22.

KHAIRUL FAHMI CHE MAT

29

GOALKEEPER

MELAKA UNITED

23.

MAHALLI JASULI

29

MIDFIELDER

PKNS FC

24.

SYAHMI SAFARI

20

WINGER

SELANGOR

 

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