Source : New SabahTimes
12th January, 2008
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah FA is expecting at least three foreign strikers to attend trials with the team next week. In fact one – Ossemer Andre – has already arrived in the State Capital.
Ossemer – a Brazilian-Italian striker last played for a second division outfit in Holland. The FA Executive Secretary Harry Baking said that they are also expecting a Cameroonian to attend trials with the team. “He is expected to arrive here tomorrow (today),” said Harry.
On the unknown Cameroonian, Harry said he last played for Rangers FC in Hong Kong. Harry also revealed that they are also waiting for confirmation on the arrival of Namibian striker Ruben Arthur Van Wyk.
“We contacted his agent and he expressed his desire to come to attend trials. But at the moment, we have yet to receive any details on his arrival,” said Harry, referring to Namibian international Ruben, capped 47 times and who scored 12 goals for his country.
The Sabah FA is still looking for their third foreign signing after hiring Dragic Dalibor of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Englishman Jamie Phoenix. However, Jamie has been sidelined due to injury, but looks set to make a return in Sabah’s next game.
Meanwhile, the State Reserve League squad succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Kuala Muda Naza in the President’s Cup challenge in an away battle on Thursday.
Despite having the experience of player-coach Henry Soimpon in their side, the junior Rhinos failed to stop the marauding club side from chalking up their first home win.
In the opener, the junior Rhinos were held to a scoreless draw by Perak last week.