PETALING JAYA, Aug 18 – Kedah got a double boost before traveling to Kuala Terengganu to face Terengganu in this Saturday’s Super League biggie at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium in Gong Badak.
A 4-1 win over Penang FC at home on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for the Red Eagles – a win that lifted the team’s spirit and served as a morale booster after 4-2 defeat to Selangor FC on their return to league action following a long layoff due to the corona virus pandemic.
Another piece of good news for Kedah is that Renan Alves is available for the Terengganu match. The tough-tackling Brazilian was red-carded against Selangor and sat out the match against Penang.
Kedah’s Singaporean coach Aidil Sharin Sahak, nevertheless, is bracing for a ”tough, tough” time against the Turtles. Terengganu is currently placed second in the 12-team league with 37 points from 18 matches. Kedah is fourth on 29 points from 15 matches.
”The win over Penang and Renan’s return gives us hope with plenty of positives. That is exactly what we intend to do. Without a doubt, Terengganu has the home advantage but it stops at that.
“Getting three points against Terengganu are not impossible but we have our work cut out for us. It has been tough on us due to the long break (because of the pandemic). The defeat to Selangor was painful but we found our rhythm against Penang,” said Aidil.
Ivory Coast striker Kipre Tchetche scored a brace against Penang. Countryman Kpah Sherman and skipper Baddrol Bakhtiar netted one each in the big win over the Panthers.
Sherman is also Kedah’s top scorer with 11 goals. Tchetche has six goals to e credit.

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