Sabah and PKNS fought to a 2-2 draw at the Likas Stadium last night in the Premier League's opening match of the 2006/2007 season. PKNS stole the points when they grabbed the equalising goal deep in the injury time of the second half.
The visitors found themselves 2-0 behind after Charles Odi scored a brace by the 50th minute.
Sabah now under the charge of Drago Mamic showed a different style of football this season, much to the pleasure of the crowd. However they could only muster a 1-0 lead at halftime. It was scored when a slight touch by Charles Odi off from a free-kick wrong-footed the keeper and into the net.
It would have been a different story though had the referee ruled in favour of the visiting team when a goal-bound ball was cleared on the line by one of the Sabah's players with goalie Jeeva completely beaten. PKNS players were furious as they claimed the ball had crossed the line.
The second half started with a bang for the home team when Odi found himself one on one with the goalie after a floated ball into the box was missed completely by 2 PKNS defenders. Odi easily rounded off the keeper for his and Sabah's second goal.
However, PKNS sensed they had nothing to lose and with time to spare, just kept on playing while Sabah slightly reduced their tempo. Wan Mohd Alif Jasni managed to reduce the score with a little over 20 minutes to go when he met a low cross to beat Jeeva.
PKNS rode their luck and spoil Sabah's hope of a winning start by getting the goal from a corner kick, after Jeeva failed to save the ball and was headed in the Alif again.
Other results from the Premier League
PDRM 1 – 2 UPB FC
JOHOR PASIR GUDANG 1 – 1 SHAHZAN MUDA
KL PLUS FC 1 – 2 KUALA LUMPUR
KELANTAN 1 – 1 ATM