KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 – The date April 7 will be remembered by FAM-MSN Project head coach Yusir Che Lah for many reasons as his rookie team pulled off a stunning 2-2 draw against experienced Kuching City FC in a Premier League match at the UiTM Stadium in Shah Alam on Wednesday.
It was the first point for the FAM-MSN Project in seven matches although the team remained entrenched at the bottom of the table. More heartening for the team is that the draw against Kuching City came in the wake of a 5-0 beating at the hands of JDT II.
“It took us seven matches to earn the first point. The first point means a lot to all of us…more so when we came for lot of flak from critics. To me it is very encouraging point and encouraging performance from the youngsters.
”They are being groomed for the future. The players are young and they need exposure and to snatch a point against an experienced side with experienced players, including foreigners, is a confidence booster for the players,” said Yusri, a former international and Kelantan coach.
“Success does not come over night. It is a joy to win our first point. We will plod on and hopefully there will be better things to come from the team. The players showed positive attitude, worked hard and were committed. They fully deserve the point.”
Yusri’s team next plays unbeaten Sarawak United at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka this Saturday.
Kuching City assistant coach Sulaiman Hussin summed up his team’s disappointing performance when he said: “We are lucky to earn a point. The team did not play to expectations.”

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