FUTSAL: PAHANG RANGERS TRAINING HARD AT HOME, KEEPING THEIR EYES ON MPFL TITLE

MAZANI CHAN YAT SIN

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 (Bernama) -- The Pahang Rangers, the 2019 Malaysian Premier Futsal League (MPFL) runner-up, will continue with their focus on wresting the title away from Selangor when the Movement Control Order to contain COVID-19, is lifted and the league resumes.

Head coach Gerard Casas said his players were on a high after whipping newcomers Sarawak 9-1 at the Sukpa Indoor Stadium in Kuantan on March 14, before the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) decided to postpone all football-related activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the initial schedule, the Pahang Rangers were slated to play three matches this month -  Kedah on March 21, Kelantan (March 25) and Perak (March 29).

Casas, the former assistant head coach of Kuwait's Al Arabi Sporting Club, said the morale of the team was very high after its massive victory against Sarawak.

"Nevertheless, the coming weeks will certainly be tough for us as we do not know when the league will resume, but the most important thing right now is the safety and health of players.

“I believe when this problem (COVID-19 pandemic) is over, the players will work very hard to improve their physical and mental strength," he said in a statement issued today.

Casas added that fitness coach, Marta Cordero, had prepared a special training programme for players to undergo at home to keep them in good shape during the imposition of the Movement Control Order.

-- BERNAMA

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