Its fight till they drop as PKNP and Felda collide

first_img PETALING JAYA: It will be a do-or-die mission when PKNP play second-from-bottom Felda United in the Super League at the Manjung Municipal Stadium today.PKNP captain Hafiz Ramdan knows what’s at stake. Beat Felda and pray they survive the drop otherwise it’s the end of the team.The 26-year-old winger said they have to take full points as a defeat would spell the end of PKNP’s chapter in the Malaysian League next season.“If we are demoted, the team will be disbanded. If that happens, the current youth and President Cuppers will not have a chance to play next season,” said Hafiz. Football 07 Jul 2019 Super League: Selangor beat Felda United 2-1 {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Football 08 Jul 2019 City Boys desperate to get out of relegation zone Related News Football 10 Jul 2019 Perak edge Selangor 3-2 in Super League clash Related News “Our relegation would mean that some of them will not have a source of income. It would affect their rice bowls. As a captain, I don’t want this to happen.“All the players have to be focused against Felda. No more slip-ups. We have to do this for every player in PKNP, whether it’s the main team or the youth squad.”The Manjung-based club are currently ranked 10th in the league, just one spot above the relegation zone, with 15 points from 20 games. The other two teams in the relegation zone are Felda with 15 points from 19 games and basement team Kuala Lumpur who have 14 points from 20 games. Hafiz said victory would stand them in good stead for the last game of the season against Petaling Jaya City on July 21.“Within a short period, we got successive promotions. We started in the FAM League in 2015 and 2016, and we got promoted to the Premier League (2017) and then the Super League (2018).“The team have the fighting spirit and determination. We must not wilt now. I want everyone to keep on fighting as I don’t want to see the team disbanded.”PKNP will have coach Abu Bakar Fadzim back after finishing his AFC Professional Licence course and will be hoping to see their Brazilian striker Giancarlo Rodrigues deliver the goals. They will be also banking on centrebacks Pedro Victor and Amani Aguinaldo to be rock solid against Felda forwards Khairul Amri, Hadin Azman and S. Chanturu. Stoic defence: PKNP will bank on centrebacks Amani Aguinaldo (left) against Felda United in their Super League match tonight.last_img

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