Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Dollah moving to Police?

Bojan Hodak who led Kelantan to the treble last season has been linked with a move to T-Team.
Bojan Hodak who led Kelantan to the treble last season has been linked with a move to T-Team.

PETALING JAYA: The merry-go-round – among coaches and players – for the 2014 season has begun in earnest.

And the biggest surprise – or shock, rather – is the confirmed signing of V. Sundramoorthy and possible-signing of Dollah Salleh by Premier League sides Negri Sembilan and Police respectively.
Sundram guided Lions XII to become Super League champions while Dollah led Pahang to Malaysia Cup glory.

Former Selangor coach Irfan Bakti has also moved to the second-tier – inking a deal with Felda United.

The Red Giants have turned to former player Mehmet Durakovic to chart their fortunes in the Super League.

The 48-year-old Durakovic was a key player in Selangor’s success in winning the Malaysia Cup for three consecutive seasons from 1995.

But Selangor, who have now gone three straight seasons without a silverware, are said to be in talks with Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) striker Safee Sali.

Kelantan, meanwhile, have roped in Englishman Steve Darby as coach for the new season while Croatian Bojan Hodak, who led the Red Warriors to the treble last season, is linked with a move to T-Team.

Former national coach Wan Jamak Wan Hassan will assume the post of head coach with PKNS FC, replacing Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, who has returned to train home team Terengganu.

One team who are as good as done with their shopping are Johor Darul Takzim (JDT), who had earlier announced the signing of new coach Cesar Ferrando Jiminez of Spain and two foreign players – Argentine international Pablo Aimar and former Atletico Madrid striker Braulio Nobrega Rodriguez.

On Tuesday, the team released the names of their other new signings, which include midfielder Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal, fresh from helping Pahang clinch the Malaysia Cup on Sunday.

Their other signings include Norazlan Razali, Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar, Mahali Jasuli and Mohd Amri Yahyah from Selangor and Mohd Daudsu Jamaluddin, S. Subramaniam, Mohd Syakir Syaari and Mohd Nor Farhan Muhammad from Kelantan.

Lions XII player Hariss Harun, Kelantan-born Mohd Nazrin Mohd Nawi of Negri Sembilan and Harimau Muda A players Mohammad Fadhli Mohammad Shas and Mohd Irfan Fazail will also be donning JDT colours.

But it’s still early days. Expect more twists and turns.

by Eric Samuel - The Star

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