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Friday, May 11, 2007

Rhinos gunning for a repeat victory

Kota Kinabalu: It will be interesting to see whether the Rhinos can repeat their first round 2-1 away victory over Kuala Muda Naza when they host the club side at the Likas Stadium today.

In their first round Premier League encounter Nigerian hitman Charles Obi scored both goals for Sabah.

Fans would want to see the home side maintain their fine run at the moment especially after thumping Super League outfit Pahang 3-0 in the Malaysia Cup last Saturday.

As Sabah vie for a top three finish in the league, beating Kuala Muda will see the team replace UPB-MyTeam in second spot, that is if MyTeam lose their fixture.

Currently, Sabah (on 23 points) are behind MyTeam (25) by two points, and trailing leaders PDRM (28) by five points.

Another team aiming for a top three finish are PKNS who are level on points with Sabah, the difference only being the goal tally.

Kuala Muda who are currently lying in eighth place with 13 points from three wins, four draws and seven losses should not be underestimated.

They have several players capable of inflicting damage such as Zimri Chin and foreign import Christian Carrasco who both have scored three goals in the league so far.

Another foreigner for the visitors, Antonio Vega is expected to partner Manzoor Azwira and Sharizan Mat Ani in providing ammunition to the strikers.

Sabah on the other hand should not rely heavily on Obi or his strike partner Prince Ijebor Ativie for goals. The recent exploits of the duo will certainly make them marked men.

Sabah's probable line-up: Irwan Jamil (GK); Prince Eboagwu Etuew, Ronny Harun, Ahmad Tharmini Saiban, Rosdin Wasli, Prince Ijiebor Ativie, S.Sunder, Chow Chee Wing, Henry Soimpon, Charles Obi, Julamri Mohd.

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