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Robbie Fowler to play against Sabah

April 30th, 2009 by SR Admin | 7 Comments | Filed in Misc, Sabah

Local football fans in Kota Kinabalu are in for a treat, especially Liverpool supporters. Former Rhinos star Scott Ollerenshaw, through his company Borneo Sports & Adventure Holidays has arranged for former Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler and his new team, North Queensland Fury to play againts a Sabah Selection side in Likas Stadium on the 27th of May 2009.

North Queensland Fury is a new team competing in the Australian A-League for the upcoming 2009 season. They are based in Townsville, Queensland Australia and recently signed Fowler as their forward.

With full support from SAFA (Sabah FA), the Sabah selection team will also feature national players Indra Putra Mahyuddin and Mohd Nor Farhan from Kelantan who will be donning the Sabah jersey for this special occasion. Also joining them is former Rhinos Australian import Robbie Gaspar and Indonesian national player T. A. Musafry.


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Press Release: Robbie Fowler and the North Queensland Fury

April 30th, 2009 by SR Admin | No Comments | Filed in Misc, Sabah
Robbie Fowler in training session with his new club (Pic Source: Getty Images)

Robbie Fowler in training session with his new club (Pic Source: Getty Images)

Borneo Sports and Adventure Holidays is delighted to announce that Liverpool FC legend Robbie Fowler and his new team, the North Queensland Fury from Australia are coming to Kota Kinabalu to play against a Sabah Selection team.

There will be a Corporate Dinner at Pacific Sutera Grand Ballroom on the 26th May and the match will take place at the Likas Stadium on the 27th May. I would also like to sincerely thank both the Sabah Sports Ministry and Sabah Football Association for endorsing this event.

All fans of the English Premier League will be aware of Robbie Fowler’s legendary status with the world-famous Liverpool Football Club where he played over 250 games and scored 128 goals. Fowler also won 26 England caps, scoring 7 goals.

In order to make the game more attractive and competitive for the local fans, we have also decided to strengthen the local Sabah state team with the following players:

  • Indra Putra Mahyuddin – Kelantan and Malaysian National Team
  • Mohd Nor Farhan – Kelantan & Malaysian National Team
  • Robbie Gaspar – Australian Foreigner and ex-Rhinos star
  • T. A. Musafry – Indonesian National Team Striker


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Rhinos go local

November 2nd, 2008 by SR Admin | No Comments | Filed in Sabah


KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah FA has decided to go local as they begin their search for a man to fill in the Rhinos’ hot seat, following their decision not to renew their ties with the out-of-contract Croatian coach Drago Mamic.

A local Sabahan will be their top priority, but local coaches from Peninsular Malaysia will also be considered. The FA is also looking for a technical director in a bid to put Sabah football on the right track. A goalkeeper coach is also on their list.

But hiring a chief coach for the Rhinos tops their agenda. “Obviously we want to find a suitable candidate to take charge of the team as soon as possible as we will begin our preparations on November 3. “Until we find the right man, Burhan Ajui will take charge of the team,” said the FA Executive Secretary Harry Baking yesterday. He said that due to the current economic situation the FA has decided to give local coaches top priority. “The FA is facing financial constraints and needs to spend prudently. So turning to local coaches is one of the steps taken to minimise our expenditure. “Furthermore, we have been hiring foreign coaches for the last few seasons, but their results were far from encouraging. So this time we want to give a local coach a chance.


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