PERAK HIT FOR FIVE AGAIN AS PENANG WIN 5-3

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PETALING JAYA, Aug 3 – Beleaguered Perak FC, who had rested head coach Chong Yee Fatt, suffered another humiliating defeat – this time at home – losing 5-3 to Penang FC in Tuesday’s Super League match played at the Perak Stadium in Ipoh.
Yee Fatt’s assistant Shahril Nizam Khalil, is the new man to helm The Bos Gaurus, however, it was another whitewash for the once powerhouse of Malaysian football.
Before the match against Penang, Perak were hammered 5-0 by Terengganu on July 24 and Johor Darul Takzim on July 31. Both matches were played away. In between, Perak managed to salvage a point with a scoreless draw at home on July 27.
Penang opened the floodgates as early as the first minute when Brazilian defender Rafael Vitor found the net. The Brazilian went on to score a hattrick with two other strikes in the eighth and 28th minutes.
Another Brazilian hot-shot Casagrande and Azim Rahim completed the rout with goals in the 21st and 88th minutes.
If there is any consolation for Perak it was the three goals they managed to score – all scored by Ghanaian striker Nana Poku with his first coming in the 15th minute before he netted two more from the penalty spot in the 36th and 58th minutes.
At the Hang Tuah Stadium in Melaka, Melaka United fell to a 1-0 defeat to Johor Darul Takzim. The Southern Tigers netted in the second minute from the penalty spot after Gonzalo Cabrera was felled in the box by Akmal Zahir.
Brazilian striker Bergson da Silva no mistake from the spot to beat Melaka custodian Khairul Fahmi Che Mat.
Selangor FC defeated UiTM FC 2-0 at the Petaling Jaya Stadium for their second successive win, having beaten Penang 4-1 away in their last match. Shahrul Nazeem Zulpakar and Ifedayo Olusegun scored the 26th and 57th minutes respectively.

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