Wednesday, July 8

Crocs tested for Covid-19 as Malaysian League looms


KUCHING: The Sarawak United FC squad are all set to play their remaining seven matches in the

Sarawak United FC Brazilian player Demerson Bruno Costa undergoes the Covid-19 test at KPJ Kuching.

Malaysian League which were rescheduled following the Movement Control Order (MCO) in March.

A total of 41 players and officials underwent Covid-19 screening at the Kuching Specialist Medical Centre (KPJ) here yesterday.

This was to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the Malaysian Football League (MFL).

Results of the screening would be made known to the team on the same day before being sent to the MFL as part of the the SOP requirements to begin the training session.

“Our focus on training is to improve the fitness and compatibility of the players because since the MCO, they have been having individual trainings at their respective homes,” said team manager Afiq Fikri Brahim when met during the screening yesterday.

According to him, the Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) welcomes the MFL’s move to resume the league in September.

“We are confident that we can continue to challenge with the remaining seven league game rivals,” he said.

Afiq added that Sarawak United FC would have to win all their remaining seven Premier League matches in order to book a place in the Super League next season.

The team, which is currently placed ninth on the league table, will be taking on Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Perak and Kuching for away games and face off against Kelantan United, UKM and Terengganu ll at home.