Pahang skipper ruled out of Lebanon clash with injury

Pahang captain Matt Davies has been deemed unavailable for the 2019 Asian Cup qualifying match against Lebanon at the Larkin Stadium tomorrow after suffering an injury in training.

The full-back tore his groin during a training session and joins a list of players (Aidil Zafuan, S. Kunanlan, Fazly Mazlan and Azrif Nasrulhaq) that will not feature due to injuries.

Rizal Ghazali is likely to start at right-back ahead of the injured Matt Davies and S. Kunanlan.

“I picked up the groin injury four days into training. I have a small muscle tear and I will be out for a week, so there’s no way I can play in the Lebanon match,” Matt said as quoted by The Star.

“I was looking forward to play because I wanted to show my abilities and impress the new coach.

“I’ll head back to KL after the match and fly to Australia for a short break with my family.”

Matt Davies offered his best wishes to the national team ahead of the Lebanon clash tomorrow.

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