Sabah 1 – 2 Kelantan : Visitors claim Superleague title

Kelantan claimed their first Superleague title with a hard-fought 2-1 win over homester Sabah in Likas.

The Red Warriors needed a win to ensure that they grab the title, with Selangor and Terengganu waiting in the wings in case they didn’t get the points needed. The visitors showed just how much they wanted the title, taking the lead after only 7 minutes through Norshahrul Idhlan Talaha, shooting past the hapless Sabah goalie Azizon off a long throw.

Sabah threw everything they had, even though they didn’t have anything left to play for.

Norshahrul however doubled their lead in the 75th minute after Sabah lost possession in their own half.

If Kelantan thought they have the title wrapped up, they were wrong as Sabah scored just 2 minutes later through Razlan Otto. It set the scene for a frantic last 13 minutes or so with both teams attacking each other.

However Kelantan held on much to the joyous celebration of more than a hundred Kelantan fans who flew all the way here to support their team.

At the other end of the table, fallen giant Pahang will accompany Perlis to the Premier League, while PKNS and Sarawak will play in the Superleague next season.

2 thoughts on “Sabah 1 – 2 Kelantan : Visitors claim Superleague title

  • July 7, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Great game. Kelantan deserves to win. At least we give dem a fight before they can lift the title.

  • July 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    perlawanan yang berlangsung semalam boleh dipuji dan bagi saya amat membanggakan. cuma mungkin barisan serangan yang kurang berkesan. stanly bernad tidak dapat berperanan dengan baik. pemain-pemain muda sabah seperti alto linus, ture, razlan oto dan beberapa org lagi, mengkagumkan. hantaran-hantaran pendek yang berkesan, kelajuan, kekuatan fizikal pemain sabah menghiburkan. salute kpd pasukan sabah terutama coach kerana telah mengubah strategi, teknik dan taktik pasukan sabah dengan mendadak. musim depan sabah pasti lebih mantap…..go sabah.

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