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Friday, September 28, 2001

M-Cup - Relief for Jalil, despair for Yunus

JOHOR BARU: Sarawak are still afloat - thanks to evergreen midfield maestro and skipper Mohd Ali Sapiee, who at 38 is the oldest player in the Malaysia Cup competition.

Ali threw Sarawak a lifeline by heading home the equaliser in injury time to salvage a 1-1 draw against Pahang in a Group B match at the Sarawak Stadium in Kuching on Tuesday night.

Until then Sarawak were staring at their second straight defeat after Sharuddin Rosdi had given the Elephants the lead in the 61st minute. Sarawak went into the match with a demoralising 0-4 defeat by Negri Sembilan Chempaka.

Sarawak coach Jalil Ramli heaved a sigh of relief after the match against Pahang. There is hope that Sarawak can tidy things up in the second round matches.

"Ali has brought back hope for Sarawak. If we had lost to Pahang, it would have been all over for us. Now we still have hope to qualify for the quarter-finals but we face tough away matches against Pahang and Kelantan," said Jalil.

Among the notable changes to the line-up for the match against Pahang was goalkeeper Mazlan Wahid, who was replaced by Azly Abdullah.

"I made several changes ... resting some of the seniors against Pahang. We still have one week before the second round resumes. This gives us some time to breathe," said Jalil.

"We are only two points behind leaders NS Chempaka and one behind Pahang. We are still in with a chance to advance to the quarter-finals."

Meanwhile, Pahang coach and manager Yunus Alif was ruing his team’s missed chances that cost them full points.

"Anyway we came off with a point each from our tough away matches against Kelantan and Sarawak. In the second round, we will be at home to both these teams," said Yunus.

Source: The Star

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