Kota Kinabalu– The golden era of football in Sabah hoped to be regained this year after two challenging seasons.
Football fans in the State have high hopes for the team to regain their prowess after failing to return into action for two consecutive seasons in the super league.
However with Justin Ganai as coach and the combination of old and new players they hoped to be able to perform better in the Malaysian league this season.
This season’s line up include imported players such as El Hadji Diouf the former Liverpool striker and Eamon Zayed from Libya who had represented the club Shamrock Rovers, Ireland as well as defender Abdoulaye Diagne Faye of Senegal a former Hull City player
Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, who is also the president of the Football Association of Sabah (SAFA), expressed his confidence on the team while reminding them to ‘make sacrifices’ and work hard together.
“To be at their best in every games, players need to improve on their discipline. This is the hope of the people of Sabah, who have not seen any exciting action for a long time,” he said.
“ It is important for Sabah FA to work together and be committed to ensure that our squad is successful in both the Malaysian League and the Malaysia Cup,” he said at the introduction of players and the presentation of new jerseys for Sabah Team, seaon 2015, here today .
Also present were Deputy President of Sabah FA I and Minister of Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Tawfiq; Deputy President II, Datuk Lawrence Gimbang; Vice President, namely, Datuk Osman Jamal, Datuk Yusuf Kassim, Datuk Jahid Jahim and Joehari Job and chief executive officer, Datuk TC Goh and the Secretary-General, Civil Alijus.. – By Sitti Nor Azizah Talata / Sayangsabah