PETALING JAYA, April 11 – Beleaguered Perak FC crashed to their fourth defeat in eight matches, allowing Selangor a 3-1 win at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on Saturday, which allowed the Red Giants some breathing space in the Super League.
Rocked by off-field problems, including late salaries for players and officials alike, who are now not sure of what holds for them in their respective careers in the team – thanks to political interference in the team’s management. Perak is now fast becoming easy meat for their rivals.
This was evident against Selangor who was made to look good despite their much-criticised German football DNA under coach Karsten Neitzel.
Nigerian hitman Ifedayo Olusegun helped himself to a hat-trick with strikes in the eighth, 31st (penalty), and 71st minutes. Perak’s consolation goal was scored by Farid Khazali deep into added time.
Melaka United earned three precious points against table proppers UiTM FC at the UiTM Stadium in Shah Alam. Goals by Sony Norde (36th), Stefan Nikolic (60th) and S. Kumaahran (65th) saw Melaka United in ninth place on seven points. For the record Melaka had three points deducted for late payment of overdue salaries.
Seven-time Super League champions Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) scored three first-half goals to tame Petaling Jaya City FC 3-0 at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru to tighten their grip at the top with 20 points from eight matches.
New Brazilian signing Bergson da Silva hit a brace after Argentine Gonzalo Cabrera opened the flood gates with a second minute header.
Kedah FC is in second place on 16 points despite a 2-1 defeat at home to Terengganu FC on Friday. Terengganu is in third spot with 15 points.

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