‘ONG’ COMES KIM SWEE’S WAY AS SABAH FC REMAIN IN MALAYSIA CUP HUNT

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PETALING JAYA, Nov 7 – Sabah FC has been thrown a Malaysia Cup lifeline following a 2-1 win over Kelantan FC at the Likas Stadium, Kota Kinabalu in a Group D match on Saturday.
A last minute goal by substitute Sharizan Saidin swung the fortunes Sabah’s way as it garnered important three points that kept the Rhinos in the hunt for a top two finish in the group.
Defending champions Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) have already qualified for the quarter-finals with an unbeaten record after five matches.
The Southern Tigers have 15 points after defeating Petaling Jaya City FC 2-1 in a come-from-behind win at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on Saturday.
JDT next plays Kelantan FC at the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium in Kota Bharu on Tuesday.
On the same day, Sabah will be at home to PJ City – a match that is all important as it decides who will advance to the knockout stage as group runners-up.
Both PJ City and Sabah have five points each but PJ City is in second place on a goal difference. PJ City has a 5-5 goal tally against Sabah’s 5-9.
Sharizan struck in the 90th minute for the winner. Earlier, Kelantan grabbed the lead in the 5th minute with a long range attempt. Former international Amri Yahyah equalised two minutes later from the penalty spot.
Meanwhile, at the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium in Kota Bharu, Kedah FC thumped Kelantan United 3-1 in a Group C match to move up to second in the table standings with 12 points from matches.
Melaka United leads the group with 13 points from the same number of matches.
The other team in Group C is Negeri Sembilan. The Deer, however, have withdrawn from the Malaysia Cup because the team was hit by Covid19.

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