Thursday, March 21

Football: Kelantan beat Arema FC 3-0 for first AFC Cup win

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KOTA BAHARU: Kelantan gave its suspended President Tan Sri Annuar Musa some reason to cheer by beating Indonesian club Arema FC 3-0 in an AFC Cup Group H match at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium here Wednesday night.

Lebanon import Mohamad Ghaddar was the toast of the Kelantan side by scoring a hat-trick to ensure his team’s first win in the AFC Cup competition after managing only a draw and a loss in their two previous Group H outings.

Kelantan who faced Arema without their three pillars – goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha and Azizi Mat Rose – showed no signs of missing the trio, with a commanding display right from the start. –Bernama