It’s been almost three months since they last won a match.
Despite a winless run of eight matches, PKNS coach E Elavarasan is hopeful of leading a Selangor Selection side to a win over a Singapore Selection side in the main match of the Sultan of Selangor’s (SOS) Cup at the National Stadium tomorrow.
Previous Selangor Selection sides in the exhibition friendly usually comprised the Selangor FA squad with a few invited players, but Elavarasan will lead out essentially his PKNS side for tomorrow’s battle.
The 52-year-old coach told The New Paper over the phone yesterday: “Pride is on the line (for us).
“Being nominated to represent Selangor in the SOS Cup is an honour for PKNS.
“Anyway, a one-off match like this is totally different from a league match… and on Saturday, both teams will go all out for the win.
Among them are Liberian international striker Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh, who has scored 48 league goals in 4½ seasons in Malaysian football.
PKNS also have several players capped by Malaysia, such as defenders Amiridzwan Taj, Azmi Muslim and Sabre Mat Abu, midfielders Affizie Faisal and K Gurusamy, and forwards Safee Sali and Khyril Muhymeen.
Singapore Selection coach Fandi Ahmad is not underestimating the quality of the PKNS players.
“I still consider them a dangerous team because they have many experienced players,” said the local football icon yesterday.
“As for us, making a new team gel with just two training sessions is not easy.
“But whether we are underdogs or favourites is immaterial.
“What matters is whether our players go out on game day, motivated and ready to perform to get the win.”
SULTAN OF SELANGOR’S CUP 2017
Where: National Stadium
- 4.45pm: Singapore Sports School v Selangor Combined Schools
- 6.30pm: Singapore Veterans v Selangor Veterans
- 7.45pm: Singapore Selection v Selangor Selection
Tickets for the match are priced at $8 for adults and $3 for concession holders, excluding ticketing fees.
Concession tickets are applicable to students aged 16 and below, and senior citizens aged 60 and above. Children aged four and above must purchase a ticket for admission.
Infants in arms and children under four years of age may be admitted free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.
Tickets are available at www.sportshubtix.com, SportsHub Box Office, SingPost outlets and the Sports Hub hotline (+65 3158 7888).