The mid-transfer window is open and every team in the Super League is looking to bolster their squad with new players ahead of the second half season.
The Football Association of Penang (FAP) have announced that they are looking to sign new import players, given the dismal state of the football team at the moment. FAP is keeping tabs on a couple of foreign attacking players, from both the Middle East and Africa.
FAP’s president Zairil Khir Johari confirmed this, saying that they are keeping tabs on players from the Middle East and Africa who have experience playing in top leagues in Europe and the US.
“A few players have gone through trials with the team, but we haven’t made any decision yet.” Bernama quoted the FAP president as saying.
“We’re still open to testing more players, and we’re looking at some experienced players to come in and join the team.”
“Our priority is to get players who can score goals. We need to start winning, the last thing we want is to get demoted to the Premier League.” Zairil added.
Zairil also added that they are looking at players who hold passports from Asian countries.
“I believe our head coach Zainal Abidin Hassan will make the right choice.” the president said.
FAP also announced the signing of two local players, Azidan Sardine and R. Surendran, from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, to bolster the squad before the second half of the season resumes.
Penang are currently at the bottom of the Super League table. Out of the 12 matches played, the Panthers lost 9 matches, managed two raws, and 1 win.