Penang announce squad for 2018 season

Fadzlie Ahmad
A former Kedah striker will spearhead Penang's challenge in the 2018 Premier League season.

The Premier League outfit who was relegated from the Super League after the completion of the 2017 season, released the full details of their squad make-up for the upcoming new season.

Zainal Abidin Hassan remains the head coach in charge of the club with him, the likes of Faiz Subri, Yong Kuong Yong, Sanna Nyasi and Azrul Ahmad were retained.

The departures has seen Syamer Kutty Abba moving to Johor Darul Ta'zim, K. Reuben to PKNS, Rafiuddin Rodin to Perak and Jafri Firdaus Chew to PKNS.

Undeniably the biggest signing that Penang have made for the new season is 31-year-old Ken Ilso. The Dane put in a great season with Kedah last year, becoming their top scorer for the season and looks set to be the one of the most impressive players in the second tier.

With only two promotion spots up for grabs, Penang will have to vie with the likes of Felda United, Felcra FC and Sarawak for a place in the 2019 Super League season.