Source : New SabahTImes
7th January, 2008
KOTA KINABALU: A Croatian and a Brazilian are the latest foreign hopefuls to attend trials with the Rhinos.
The duo, both strikers, will make their first training appearance with the Rhinos today at the Penampang Stadium (4.30pm).
The Rhinos are currently sitting third in the 13-team Premier League – two points behind league leaders Johor Pasir Gudang.
They are looking for another foreign signing to fill in the last quota after hiring Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Dragic Dalibor and Englishman Jamie Phoenix.
Despite netting a total of 10 goals after four games and conceding only two, the Rhinos are hoping to land a prolific goal-scorer to help realise their target of gaining promotion to the Super League next season.
So far, things are looking pretty encouraging for the Rhinos and keeping the momentum going will surely see them in top flight action next season.
“We started our season quite well thus far and by signing our third foreign player we will hopefully strengthen the squad,” said the Sabah FA Executive Secretary Harry Baking yesterday.
“We will keep searching for the right player for the team in case these two fail to meet our or the team’s requirements,” he added.
Sabah got off to a storming start to the new season by thrashing Armed Forces 4-0 in the opener before trouncing Premier League new boys Proton FC 4-1 in their first home match.
They then held Kuala Lumpur to a one-all draw in an away battle before being held to a draw (1-1) by Johor in the last home game.
Sabah’s next game is away to Kelantan on Jan 11.