Wednesday, January 19, 2011

No Safee, no problem

SELANGOR will not miss striker Safee Sali if he decides to leave the team for an Indonesian club.
Safee, after his exploits in last month's Suzuki Cup, has received attractive offers from four Indonesia Super League sides, including Persib Bandung, Pelita Jaya and Persiba Balikpapan.

The 26-year-old wants to try his luck abroad for at least one season.

FA of Selangor (FAS) general secretary Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said Safee is interested in an offer from one of these clubs but negotiations are ongoing.
"Safee has picked a club he wants to join as they have offered him an attractive package.

"They have given him three contract options, either for six months, a year or one-and-a-half years," said Hamidin after the unveiling of the Selangor team jersey for the new season at Shah Alam Stadium yesterday.

"All four clubs want Safee at any cost and they have even offered compensation to Selangor if he leaves.

" I will bring it up in the FAS exco meeting soon."

If Safee leaves Selangor, he will do so by early next month for the second stage of the Indonesia Super League.

This means Safee's farewell match for Selangor will be against Kelantan in the Charity Shield on Jan 29.

However, manager-cum-coach K. Devan believes that Selangor, if Safee decides to leave, would still be a force in the Super League.

"We are prepared for it as we have new signings with offensive qualities. All of our six new players have blended in nicely with our regulars," said Devan yesterday.

"We have a good mixture of players including six from the national team's AFF Cup-winning squad, who can take us far in all competitions."

Selangor's new signings are former PKNS goalkeeper Saiful Amar Pudar, Yosri Dermaraju, Fadzli Shaari, Azidan Sarudin, S. Sritharan and K. Depan Sakwati.

"Fadzli, Sritharan and Azidan are our three new offensive players.

"Besides them we have our regulars -- Rudie Ramli, Amirulhadi Zainal and Amri Yahyah who are all goal scorers," said Devan.

However, Azidan could be suspended or fined heavily for signing with Selangor as his former club Kuala Lumpur have filed a complaint with the FA of Malaysia (FAM) claiming that their former captain had breached a clause in his contract by joining Selangor.

FAM Players' Status committee will decide on the issue on Jan 26.

As for Selangor's target this season, they want to end their six-year Malaysia Cup drought and also retain their Super League title for the third consecutive time.

"The Malaysia Cup is our main target as we have not won it for a long time. Of course, the Super League and the FA Cup are also important," added Devan.

FAS has also increased the ticket price from RM10 to RM15 this season due to rising costs of managing their team but the association is confident it will not affect attendances for home matches.

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