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Felda United Emerge Runners-Up Of Super League 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR – Felda United emerged runners-up of the Super League with a 3-3
draw against Sarawak in their 21st match of the season at Tun Abdul Razak
Stadium, Jengka, Pahang, last night.

The result sees Felda United qualify for the AFC Cup 2017 along with Johor
Darul Ta’zim (JDT) which had earlier sealed the Super League title season by
beating Terengganu 3-0 at Tan Sri Hassan Yunos Stadium in Larkin, on Sept 9.

JDT remain at the top with 55 points, while Felda United are in second with
43 points, with a game left to play.

Felda United started well with the opening goal scored by Gilberto Carlos
Marangoni in the 18th minute, however they finished the first half 1-3, after
Sarawak’s Tommy Mawat Anak Bada, Nur Shamie Iszuan Amin and Gilmar da Silva
scored in the 22nd, 38th and 42nd minutes respectively.

In the second half, Felda United managed to rescue a point as goals from Zah
Rahan Krangar (52′) and Lutfulla Turaev (89′) levelled the score.

Three-time Super League champions JDT marked a stylish 5-1 home win over
T-Team, through goals from Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal (5′), Martin Lucero (26′,
34′, 60′) and an own goal by Maiga Abdoulava Youssouf (’47).

T-Team’s only goal was scored by Patrick Dos Santos Cruz in the 43rd minute.

Meanwhile, Kedah claimed thrid place with 37 points after beating Terengganu
3-0 thanks to goals from Thiago Augusto Fernandes in the 13th and 80th minutes
and Smetls Shane Edward in the 62nd minute at Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
Stadium in Gong Badak.

At the Shah Alam Stadium hosts Selangor lost following an error by their
import player Ukah Ugochukwu of Nigeria, which resulted in a goal in 48th
minute, gifting the three points to Perak.

In the meantime, Pahang climbed two rungs from the bottom of the league
standings with 20 points after defeating Penang 1-0 with a goal from Matthew
Davies in the 12th minute at Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan.

However, the Tok Gajah squad still require to win their final game against
T-Team on October 22 to remain in the Super League next season.

Losses by Penang and Terengganu tonight also affected their chances to
remain in the Super League next season, as they languish at the bottom of the
league with 19 points a piece.

Sarawak also face a tricky end as their draw tonight left them with 21
points, tied with PDRM and within reach of the relegation zone if they mess up
in the final game of the season.

Terengganu will meet Penang at Penang City Stadium, while Sarawak will
face off against the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) at State Stadium in
Kuching in what is set to be a relegation scrap finale.


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