| PETALING JAYA (14 Feb 2010) – Harimau Muda ’A’ will still trudge on in Slovakia despite being caught up in a recent controversy.
Following their first two losses – 4-1 to Sala and then 2-0 to Ruzomberok – Harimau Muda ’A’ will still approach their next match against MFK Zemplin Michalovce with the right enthusiasm.
Head coach Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah said that it is not important if the game is just a friendly or otherwise, as they will still be looking to win their first full points abroad.
“Whether it is just a friendly or not, it is still a game for the team and we will be working hard for the win,“ said Mohd Azraai.
But while Azraai is keeping it positive, he might have to do without defender Mohd Fadhli Mohd Shah and K. Shathiya as well as midfielders K. Gurusamy and Mohamad Fandi Othman, who are all injured.
The Harimau Muda ‘A’ squad was caught in a controversy recently when it emerged that the team are not part of the Slovakian First Division afterall.
Their previous two matches against Sala and Ruzomberok have been deemed as just friendlies – with no points being awarded to the winning teams.
Other than playing in the Slovakian league, the Harimau Muda ‘A’ team will also be playing in the Obama Cup which will be held in Detroit, Michigan on 20 May 2010.
“We are not thinking of anything other than playing the matches as well as we can here in Slovakia,” added Azraai.