KUALA LUMPUR – PKNS FC have clinched the Premier League runners-up title this
season after defeating league champions Melaka United 3-1 at Shah Alam Stadium,
The victory also meant PKNS FC had qualified to the 2017 Super League with
Melaka United which amassed unassailable points after their 1-1 draw with Johor
Darul Ta’zim II (JDT II) at Hang Jebat Stadium, on Sept 9.
Melaka United maintained their top position in the Premier League with 49
points while PKNS FC were in second place with 45 points with one more match in
In the match, it was Melaka United that first shocked PKNS FC
through a penalty which was converted by Ilija Spasojevic in the 38th minute.
PKNS FC however bounced back to blast the visitors with three goals via
Gabriel Miguel Guerra in the 48th minute as well as field goals by Alif Haikal
Sabri (51st minute) and Munir Amran in the 86th minute.
JDT II also confirmed their third spot in the league this season after a 1-1
draw with Kuala Lumpur at Pasir Gudang Stadium with 42 points.
JDT II’s Mohd Irfan Fazail opened the score in the first minute before
Jonathan Zorilla equalised for the visiting team in the 42nd minute.
In another match, the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) escaped relegation when
they defeated Sime Darby FC 3-1 at the Temerloh Municipal Council Stadium.
The goals by ATM were netted by Mohd Rafizol Roslan in the 29th minute, Mohd
Sukri Mat Hamidi in the 86th minute and a penalty by Khasan Abdukarimov in
injury time in the second half.
The defeat also saw Sime Darby FC being relegated to the Football
Association of Malaysia (FAM) Cup competition next season.
Perlis also collected three points after an emphatic 5-2 win over UiTM FC at
UiTM Stadium in Shah Alam.
Also collecting full points were Pahang club, Kuantan FA which edged Sabah
3-2 at Likas Stadium.
Negeri Sembilan and DRB-Hicom FC shared one point each after a 1-1 draw at
Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi.