Source : New SabahTimes
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has been drawn to take on Perlis in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup competition. The draw that was conducted yesterday saw Sabah playing hosts for the first leg tie on May 15.
The return leg has been slated for May 29. Sabah marched into the last eight after defeating Johor FC 4-3 in the second round while Perlis earned their berth following the disqualification of Melaka Telekom.
For the record, Melaka Telekom defeated Perlis 2-0 in the last 16, but was penalised for fielding an ineligible player in the clash.
Commenting on the draw, the Rhinos team manager Rahman Zakaria said: “We have nothing to worry. In fact we are ready to face any team, including Perlis.”
“They may be a Super League side, but I firmly believe that we have a good side here that is ready for anyone,” he added.
And Rahman has every reason for being confident, while on their way to the quarter-finals they dumped two Super League giants.
In the first round, they defeated Melaka 2-1 before their victory over Johor FC.
And another interesting factor is that the Rhinos have not lost to any Super League side this season. As in the Malaysia Cup, they have also registered victory over a few more Super League sides such as Perak, Pahang and Sarawak and held Kedah to a 1-1 draw in an away battle.
The other quarter-finals will see Kedah taking on Premier League leaders UPB-MyTEAM, Johor PG will meet Kuala Muda Naza while Selangor clash head-on with PKNS.