Elephants Fall Prey To Southern Tigers

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KUANTAN – Pahang’s 0-2 loss to Johor Darul Ta’zim  last night has diminished the east coast team’s hope of winning the Super League title this season.

Pahang (Elephants) head coach Dollah Salleh was crestfallen after the loss left them trailing defending champions JDT by a massive 12 points with seven matches to play.

“However,  this does not mean that Pahang have given up.  We will continue to fight to bring success to the Elephant squad,” he said after the match against JDT  at Darul Makmur Stadium, here.

Despite the 0-2 loss to JDT, Dollah was satisfied with the efforts put in by the Pahang players.

Pahang  skipper Saiful Nizam Miswan said the players were still struggling to find their rhythm so that they can replicate their fine form in early 2016.

Meanwhile, JDT head coach  Ulisses Morais commended his players for showing fighting spirit to beat a strong Pahang team at their home turf.

“It was a difficult match but we got another win. We have to win many more matches,” he added.

JDT skipper Safiq  Rahim urged his tea mates to continue  work hard although their team are leading the Super League table.

“Although JDT  are leading with  nine points,  we cannot take it easy  and must work hard so that we can become champions once again,” he added. – BERNAMA