Melaka players face uncertain future, club prepares to test 5 new imports

Melaka United has revealed that they will be testing at least five new import players to sign for the upcoming transfer the window.

The five players, if fit and deemed high-quality players by head coach Eric Williams, will probably see themselves making their way into the Melaka United squad during the transfer window.

Early in April, Datuk Wira Yusoff Mahadi expressed his frustration at Melaka’s performance and noted that Melaka’s management might consider dropping all four of their import players, including their head coach, Eric Williams.

This happened after Melaka lost 7-0 to Johor Darul Ta’zim at the Larkin.

Melaka have not won any of their last five games. Instead, they suffered two losses and three draws. On Wednesday, they conceded to a 2-2 draw at home against PKNS FC.

However, Datuk Wira Yusoff Mahadi said that as of now, they will be focusing on getting new players first. Eric William’s position is safe, but they will continue to observe him until the second half of the season.

According to Melaka United’s manager, Datuk Wira Mohd Yusoff Mahadi, Melaka’s head coach Eric Williams will have complete control of the decision-making process.

“We will give Eric Williams full power to make decisions with regards to the import players when they arrive. We will not intervene, he can say yes or no, it’s entirely up to him.” HMetro quoted him as saying.

As of now, they’re looking at a few players from Macedonia, Brazil, Australia and Argentina. However, Datuk Wira Mohd Yusoff Mahadi did not reveal any names.

“The five players will be tested by Eric himself. He will decide what to do with them.”

The transfer window will be happening at the halfway mark of the season in mid May.

Melaka currently have four import players on their squad – Ilija Spasojevic from Montenegro, Sergio Aguero from Argentina, Godwin Antwi from Ghana and Jeon Woo Young  from South Korea.

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