BY NIK AFIQ Follow on Twitter
PDRM has been crowned as the new Malaysia Premier League champion after having an outstanding season, and being promoted to the Malaysia Super League next season.
This is their second win in seven years, after they comfortably defeated Negri Sembilan 4-0 away from home at Tunku Abdul Rahman Paroi, which put them five points ahead of second-placed Felda United with only one game left in the season.
Bobby Gonzales, Fauzi Majid, Ali Ashafq and Shahril Izwan all scored for the PDRM, which bring delight to their head coach, Dollah Salleh.
According to the Star, Dollah Salleh has revealed that it was the team effort that brought them the Premier League title, as well as the promotion to the MSL next year.
Dollah, who previously brought MPPJ FC (2004), Selangor (2005) and Pahang (2012) to the Super League also praised the influenced of their two foreign players, Chad and Ali, who both got 16 goals apiece.
Speaking after the game against Negri Sembilan, Dollah said “I have to take my hats off to Chad and Ali.”
“We have met our target. I must credit the players for their consistent form, going undefeated in 19 matches, and now we are hoping to show our strength in the Malaysia Cup later,” he added.
PDRM has emerged as champions with one game to spare, after collecting 52 points, 5 points ahead of Felda United, who also make a quick return to the Super League next year after they strolled 8-0 against UiTM FC at the Selayang Stadium.
With this win, Dollah has increased his reputation as one of the most successful local coaches in the country, as he also brought Pahang to Malaysia Cup trophy last year, as well as bringing Selangor for a treble-winning season in 2005.
Meanwhile, PBAPP FC and Perlis have been relegated to the FAM league next season after finishing 11th and 12 in the league.