On Friday night, Sabah stumbled yet again this time to Selangor PKNS who inflicted a 1-0 defeat. This is Sabah’s third consecutive defeat after falling to T-Team 2-1 and Melaka 3-0 previously.
With talks of players’ salaries not paid for up to three months, it was a miracle that the players still showed up to don Sabah’s jerseys. However, probably with team morale not at its best, Sabah came back empty-handed.
The Rhinos’ league position of 10th after 7 games in a 13-team league is now reflecting accurately just how their performance is not kicking up any excitement in the fans’ heart.
Not counting our win over MBJB (who has since been expelled), Sabah has only won once in all competitions. Don’t forget KL dumped us out of the FA Cup in our own backyard in February. Our only win was againts a club formed only a few years ago. In the league, we’ve scored 3 goals and conceded 6.
If there is any consolation to take from this, is that our neighbours Sarawak is worse off than us. However they’re just below us on 11th place, with no wins and 3 points from 3 draws. Even if Sabah is in a “transition” period of preparing these young players for a push for promotion next year, the fans are not expecting the team to be languishing near the bottom of the table.
Hopefully Sabah can get a win soon or we will experience a relegation battle this season.