Tuesday, May 4, 1999

It all points to a win for Torai's men (The Malay Mail)

MALACCA are quietly confident of stretching their 1-0 advantage over Kuala
Lumpur in the return leg FA Cup second round match tonight at Kubu
Malacca coach G. Torairaju could not help mentioning his team's unbeaten
record at home and how they want to keep it intact.
Torairaju said the slim lead takes some of the pressure off his men.
"It is an advantage to play at home with a one-goal lead," said
Torairaju yesterday.
"The morale of the team is high, especially since we are unbeaten at
"We are on a good run and our League wins over Kelantan TNB, at home and
away, have been a further boost for the team."
However, Torairaju is worried he will be without striker Abdul Karim who
was injured in the match against Kelantan TNB.
Malacca are already without hitman Sri Jaafar A. Rahman who suffered a
knee injury in the return leg FA Cup first round match against Kuala
Lumpur Malay Mail.
"Our strikeforce have been crippled and I can only hope the reserves
will live up to expectations.
"Even with a one-goal advantage, home ground and an unbeaten home
record, we will still start as the underdogs against KL.
"We have to be prepared for a tough match and not allow complacency to
get the better of us. KL certainly cannot be taken for granted," said

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