The new season begins. Thirteen teams competing at the top level with 2 newly promoted teams this year – Scomi MyTeam and PDRM. Six games were played in the opening day. Following are the results of those games.
This year’s Charity Shield match goes up north. Both Kedah Canaries and Perlis Lions fought it out to a goalless draw. The lions in the end managed to spoil the Canaries’ attempt at getting their one additional medal for the year. The Canaries lost out on penalties (4 – 5).
The biggest win of the night goes to PDRM. They trashed the home team, Sarawak, with a 4 – 1 scoreline. Every other game ended with almost the same scoreline – either 2-0 or 2-1.
Selangor, started of with a 2 – 0 win over N.Sembilan NAZA. Starting the season with no imports, Selangor pulled off a dramatic win over NS NAZA. Playing with only 10 men after the team captain was sent off for a red card offense, NS NAZA could not muster a comeback after the two goals by R.Surendran and Amri Yahyah. Perhaps the downside of the game for Selangor would be the missed penalty by Akmal Rizal – after having to repeatedly retaking it for three times. They say “The third time’s a charm..” Maybe not for Akmal Rizal in this case.