Sunday, February 14, 2016


Results 14/02

Malaysia Super League

Pahang v T Team 2-2 (Dalipor Volas, German Ezequiel; Mohammed Sapawi, Izzaq Faris) 9,912

An eventful game in Kuwantan which saw Rahmad Darmawan, formerly coach of Persipura, Sriwijaya and Persija among others, send out a team in Malaysia for the first time and it was nearly a perfect debut for the Indonesian coach. Only Ezequiel's last minute goal saving the home side's blushes.

Terengganu v Penang 1-0 (Gustavo Lopes) 15,700

Further up the east coast and Penang were making a welcome return to the top flight under the tutelage of another former Persipura coach, Jacksen F Tiago. Unfortunately it was a baptism of fire with the home side edging it with a first half effort from Gustavo Lopes, a familiar name to fans of Arema and Persela.

Felda United v Kedah 2-0 (Lutfulla Tuarev, Zah Rahan) 8,510

The Persipura connection shows no signing of ebbing as Felda United, playing in their new stadium, under Irfan Bakti, a one time coach of the Black Pearls, saw two second half goals overcome Kedah with Liberian international, and former Persipura of course, Zah Rahan netting the second and deciding goal of the encounter.

PDRM v Sarawak 1-0 (Ashfaq Ali) 750

A disappointing crowd in Melaka welcomed the Cops for their first game of the season with Maldives international striker Ashfaq scoring the only goal of the game with 13 minutes remaining.

Perak v Kelantan 0-0 21,000

All of Kelantan's headlines had been off the field in recent weeks and it seems not a whole lot happened on it first game of the season as they held hosts Perak to a blank tie in front of a large crowd in Ipoh. Ok so he never played for Persipura but Eric Weeks Lewis did make his debut for Perak and he of course had a productive few years with neighbours Persiwa.

Johor Darul Tazim v Selangor 1-1 (Hariss Harun; Hafiz Kamal)

In the traditional opener JDT lifted the first trophy of the season defeating Selangor on penalties in front of a large crowd at  the Larkin Stadium.


Albirex Niigata v DPMM 3-2 (Mikiya Yamada, Hiroyoshi Kamata, Kento Fujihara; OG, Azwan Rahman)

One Japanese side, one Brunei side, four Japanese goalscorers, one Brunei goalscorer, one Japanese coach, one English coach. At least the match officials and the venue were Singaporean. Fortunately the SLeague proper returns and for all the multi culture evident in this game nope, there was no Persipura connection!

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