Koh Traore edging closer to Sabah return?

Koh Traore could be set for a momentous return to Sabah FA after it was confirmed that the Burkina Faso striker would be arriving in Kota Kinabalu for a trial ahead of the mid-season transfer window, next week.

Traore famously scored 23 goals in all competitions for the Rhinos back in 2013 as Sabah secured 5th spot in the Malaysian Premier League. With French strike duo Jonathan Behe dan Sofiane Choubani struggling for form, Traore could potentially be snapped up as a solution to their goalscoring woes.

“Yes, he had a good goalscoring record during his last stint with Sabah, but what matters to me is his current form,” Sabah boss Jelius Ating told Harian Metro.

“We will evaluate all the foreign candidates carefully next week. But if Traore outshines everyone, then it’s definitely possible for us to sign him up for the rest of the season.

“But if there are better players, we will go ahead and sign them instead,” he added.

Despite reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, Sabah’s form in the Premier League has been abysmal. They are currently 9th on the table with seven points, having only won two out of their 11 games thus far.

At the same time, Jelius’ men have only been able to 13 goals while conceding 25 – giving them a goal difference of -12 at this juncture.

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