THE ‘BATTLE OF THE SARAWAK SIBLINGS’ IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

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KUALA LUMPUR, Mac 12 – The Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka will be the focus of Sarawak football next Tuesday when Sarawak United and Kuching City FC square up against each other in a mid-week Premier League match.
It is a much-awaited ”battle of the brothers” from the land of the Hornbills. Currently, Sarawak United is sitting on top of the 12-team league with six points after defeating Kelantan United 2-0 and Perak II 3-0 in their opening two matches.
Kuching City FC, on other hand, has played only one match so far and faces Johor Darul Takzim II at the Larkin Stadium in Johor Bahru on Saturday (March 13). In the first match, Kuching City drew 1-1 against Terengganu II.
”It is a ‘big match’ against Sarawak United on Tuesday. However, for now, we have another mission to accomplish as we have JDT II to play on Saturday (Mar 13). We have two tough matches in four days.
“Our focus now is on the JDT II match. A good result at Larkin will be good for the team. We respect will put us in the right mood for the match against Sarawak United,” said Kuching City coach Irfan Bakti.
Sarawak United head coach E. Elavarasan would rather not talk of the coming match against Kuching City until after Saturday’s Premier League matches.  He even gave his players some extra rest from training after the team’s return from Ipoh.
Meanwhile, star-studded Selangor II was given a fright by the winless FAM-NSC Project squad before securing a 4-2 win at the Selayang Stadium.
The win took the Selangor outfit coached by Michael Feichenbeiner to second spot with six points from three matches. Sarawak United is on top with six points but has a game in hand and a superior goal difference of five for and none against Selangor’s tally of 8-4. Negri Sembilan is third also with six points from two matches and a 4-2 tally.

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