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Rozaimi to don Selangor colours in Malaysia Cup

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SELANGOR have signed striker Rozaimi Abdul Rahman on loan from Sabah ahead of the Malaysia Cup, which starts next month.

Rozaimi, a star at the recent AFC Under-22 Qualifiers in Myanmar, where he scored 10 goals for Malaysia, penned his signature yesterday.

The 20-year-old has also earned one international cap and is now in the national training squad for the friendlies against English Premier League sides Arsenal (July 24) and Manchester City (July 30).

Selangor FA secretary general Datuk Hamidin Amin said Sabah agreed to release him on loan as they have no chance of qualifying for the Malaysia Cup.

"Rozaimi is an excellent goal poacher and we hope he will help us end our Malaysia Cup drought since 2005," said Hamidin yesterday.

The Malaysia Cup will comprise the top 12 teams in the Super League and the top four in the Premier League. Sabah are 13th with 25 points in the standings with one remaining round left to play.

Each team are allowed to sign three players on loan for the Malaysia Cup but only from the non-qualifiers, bar the foreigners.

Meanwhile, the FA of Malaysia (FAM) has agreed to present the Premier League trophy to champions Armed Forces at the Selayang Stadium today while Super League winners Kelantan will receive theirs in Kota Baru tomorrow.

FAM had earlier wanted to present the trophies at its headquarters in Kelana Jaya next week.

The Premier League season, which ends today, will be nothing more than a formality. Forces will be promoted to the Super League next season while second-placed Pahang will be involved in a four-team play-off in Malacca next week.

Today -- Premier League: USM v Perlis (USM Stadium), Muar MC v Johor (Sultan Ibrahim Stadium), Pos Malaysia v Armed Forces (Selayang Stadium; 4.45pm), Police v Pahang (Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium), NS Betaria v Sime Darby (Hang Tuah Stadium), Johor Baru CC v Young Tigers B (Pasir Gudang Sta dium; 4.45pm) -- matches at 8.45pm unless stated.

Selangor are hoping Rozaimi Abdul Rahman can bring an end to their Malaysia Cup drought dating back to 2005.


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