PETALING JAYA, Sept 9 – The shock 1-0 defeat to Kuching City FC in a midweek match was painful for leaders Sarawak United FC, but they are inspired enough to play Negeri Sembilan in a top of the table clash at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium in Cheras on Friday.
The Golden Hornbills, under head coach E. Elavarasan, are determined to make up for the defeat and beat the Deer for the title.
Both teams have already earned promotion to the elite Super League next season.
”In football, you have to face the skids that can derail your targets. Yes, we lost to Kuching City but it stops at that. That defeat instead will serve as an inspiration for us to face Negeri (Sembilan),” said Elavarasan.
”I must admit that the players were down after the defeat. Now they back to normal, with plenty of zest and enthusiasm shown in training. They are aware of what needs to be done to win the silverware.
”There is hunger in them. This is a plus factor and I have all the players available to pick my best team on merit.”
Elavarasan, who is into his second season with the East Malaysian outfit, has worked his magic with his good buddy B. Satiananthan.
Satianantan, a former national coach, is the technical director of Sarawak United FC.
Sarawak United go into Friday’s match, sitting on top of the league standings with 37 points after 19 matches – two more than second-placed Negeri Sembilan.
The Golden Hornbills complete their league fixtures with an away match against Johor Darul Takzim II while Negri Sembilan will be at home to Police on the last day of the league on Sept 21.
In the first round match in April at the Stadium Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Paroi, Seremban the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
On Friday, the pressure is on Negri Sembilan. For Sarawak United it is ENCANG SAMPE CHAMPION.

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