Goal fest proof Sabah a quality side


Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Head Coach and Manager, Gary Phillips views Sabah’s astounding 6-0 victory over Melaka in Monday’s Premier League match as an indication of the quality there is in the squad.

“I always said there was enough quality in the squad to take on any opponent in the league and I always said that it was just a matter of time before someone was gonna get a beating from us,” he said.

The 6-0 winning performance has boosted Gary’s confidence in being able to lead the team to a third place finish in the Premier League standings.

He did however, indicate that the way things unfold in the next four to five weeks would be a huge factor to achieving that objective.

“I’m certainly confident that we can finish in at least sixth place but to say that we can finish in the top four or anything beyond that depends a lot on the how things turn out over the next few weeks.

“I’ve spoken to the management about getting the team some competitive matches during the break. It would be great if we could go to Singapore or Thailand or Vietnam or Indonesia or even KL as long as we get to play some good games,” said Gary.

A string of tough matches await Sabah when the season resumes on April 16 where they will host will host Pos Malaysia FC at the Likas Stadium.

The team will then travel away to meet Police on April 19 and later return to host the same opponent on April 23, before travelling again to Kuala Lumpur to face Felda United FC on May 3.

A home clash against Selangor PKNS FC will be the order on May 7 and a week later will see the team going head to head against Harimau Muda at the Hang Tuah Stadium in Melaka.

“It’s important for us to maintain our form during the break. We will have a lot of tough games to play when we return.”

6 thoughts on “Goal fest proof Sabah a quality side

  • March 19, 2010 at 8:22 am

    tahniah…. syabas…. kepada semua pemain, coach dan pihak pengurusan pasukan sabah kerana memenangi perlawanan diluar. wah! ini satu permulaan yang hebat, membelasah 6-0 pasukan melaka. Harap2 momentum ini berterusan agar tahun depan kita bersaing dalam liga super pula.

  • March 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Well done Sabah ! but we must hold on to all those praises, result achieved against a not so formidable team like Malacca is nothing much to shout about ( as yet ), I am not pouring cold water to this achievement; We should analyse our real strength after meeting teams like, Felda United FC, Selangor PKNS or even ATM….;

    I hope to be proven wrong in my opinion, as in this case, it would mean that my beloved team, Sabah has really proven that they are a quality side.

  • March 23, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Well done Sabah and Gary! Us overseas fans are behind our beloved team all the way!

  • March 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Kekalkan prestasi terbaik ini. Inilah yang kami mahukan. Semoga SABAH akan terus CEMERLANG!!!

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  • April 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    bagi saya inilah adalah satu keputusan yang sangat2 menakjubkan bagi pasukan seperti sabah yang sda lama xda menjaringkan gol sebanyak ini. well congret 2 mr.garry coz working hard 2 find out sabah teams real strength keep it until we are back in the super league.

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