TIME is running out for T-Team to prove they are worthy of future financial backing from the Terengganu government.
Left stranded in mid-table with two more matches remaining, the best the Kuala Terengganu Football Association team can hope for is automatic qualification for the Malaysia Cup.
Although T-Team are seventh with 32 points, they can still be dragged into a play-off battle as 11th placed Felda United FC are only three points behind.
And losing to LionsXII at Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu today is not an option.
Coach Yunus Alif said: "We need at least a point tomorrow (today) or else we will find ourselves in hot water on the last day of the league when we travel to Selangor PKNS who are also battling to avoid relegation.
"But perhaps this is the best time to play the Singapore team as they are no longer chasing the league title and have to be satisfied as runners-up after Kelantan emerged champions again on Saturday after beating Perak."
Yunus said in order to beat LionsXII, his players will have to overcome their phobia of playing at home.
"For some reason, we just do not play good football at home and thus far, in the second round of the league, we only managed to beat Kuala Lumpur.
"Now is the right time for us to win again at home as the future of this team may depend on how we fare today," he said.
FIXTURES -- SUPER LEAGUE TODAY: Selangor v Sabah (Shah Alam Stadium), Negri Sembilan v Kuala Lumpur (Tunku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi), Perak v Kedah (Perak Stadium), Felda United FC v Kelantan (Hang Jebat Stadium), Sarawak v PKNS (State Stadium), T-Team v LionsXII (Sultan Ismail Nsiruddin Shah Stadium), Johor FC Terengganu (Pasir Gudang Stadium).
* All matches at 8.45pm