Kedah playing without key striker Khyril Muhymeen against Terengganu on Tuesday
ALOR SETAR: Kedah will be playing without their key striker, Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri, in the second leg of the FA Cup quarterfinals against the T-Team at the Stadium Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, Kuala Terengganu on Tuesday as he had been suspended for one match for receiving two yellow cards.
In addition, the poor performance shown by Kedah's 22-year-old import from Ghana, Hamidan Mohamed, has weakened the Kedah attack in their efforts to qualify for the semi-finals.
Kedah's chief coach Wan Jamak Wan Hassan said he would look again at the performance of all the players during the training sessions in the next two days and decide whether Hamidan could be fielded in the first eleven.
"I have given Hamidan a chance to improve his game but the trust that the fans and I have given to him had been wasted as he had not put in his best effort," he said when met after the match against the T-Team last night.
Wan Jamak said, nevertheless, he was satisfied with the performance of his wards last night although the team only managed to draw 0-0 against the T-Team.
"We have another 90 minutes to play in Terengganu and I call on the players to be more determined so that they can proceed to the next stage," he said.
Meanwhile, T-Team coach Ahmad Yunus Mohd Alif said he was confident that his team would win on home ground with the support of thousands of fans and qualify for the semi-finals.
He hoped that two key players namely goalie Mohamad Shamsuri Mustafa and defender Shahril Faizal Saifuddin who had recovered from injuries could help to block the Kedah attacks.
In the first leg of the quarter-finals last night, Kedah failed to find the opponents' net and had to be contented with a 0-0 draw against the T-Team which would make it harder for Kedah to win in the opponents' home ground for the second leg. -- BERNAMA