Kuala Lumpur City hit the road once again when we make a short trip to Seremban, this Sunday, at the home of last season’s Premier League champions, Negeri Sembilan, who are soaring at the moment in the Super League, as the only other side apart from Johor DT who remain undefeated in competition.
It has been more than six weeks since we played an away fixture, the last time out, we fell to a 3-2 defeat at Kedah DA on Match Day 2. Since then, from the comfort of our home, we easily smashed through to the next round of the FA Cup, lost our way to the Johoreans, registered a morale boosting win against Melaka Utd and then faith healing victory over Sabah.
A topsy turvy journey by far for the City Boys, but at present there is plenty of believe in the squad following the last two identical results of 2-0.
Commenting to The Voice of The City Boys, long serving Brazilian, skipper Paulo Josue.
“Our confidence is coming back. We can see it in the games and the training sessions. After a win and not concede any goals, (it) is natural that the team become(s) better and stronger and it starts up front with Romel till Mendoza. As long we work hard to not concede, we always manage to score. And it must follow us until the end of the season and especially at the next game because the next game is always the most important one, in this case, Negeri Sembilan.”
The 33 year old, a humble servant for the side from the capital, since arriving on a mid-season transfer in 2017, is aware of the task that awaits the Red & White this weekend, with The Jangs having picked up 8 points from their 4 matches with two wins and two draws, possessing the same haul of points at home and on their travels.
“For now both teams are doing well, both teams are in (a) good momentum. Negeri Sembilan is unbeaten on their home ground, they have a good team. We are chasing our first win away from Cheras, it will be perfect to go there and collect these 3 points, but not losing is not a bad result as well, especially away. We are practising and planning everything to go there and make a great performance”.
The playmaker is now on the verge of becoming the City Boys’ all-time top scorer in Super League, after drawing level with former teammate Guilherme de Paula’s total of 21 goals, with his brace struck when we beat the Hang Tuah’s.
“This achievement is amazing, I feel so glad to reach it after many years of serving KL. This does not put any pressure on me (though). I never think about my achievements but (only) about the team. So far I got this achievement without thinking about them (records and milestones), and it just happened after working hard all these seasons, said the Rio native among members of the squad who were ravaged by the Covid-19 virus and injuries, forcing them to miss mid-February’s 2-0 reverse at home to Negeri Sembilan during the Federal Territories Minister’s Cup pre-season friendly.
The Super League Match Day 6 fixture between Negeri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur City is on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at 10pm (2200hrs), at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Tickets for the Super League match against Negeri Sembilan is available at the following link, https://www.tickethotline.com.my/
For Season Ticket Holders (B2 City Boys), enjoy direct access for purchase through the Club without the hassle and limitations of the online system (Contact Shamim for details).