Negeri Sembilan accepts any decision on M-League status

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Malaysia Premier League side Negeri Sembilan will accept any decision on the status of the 2020 Malaysia League (M-League) – whether it will be resumed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Its head coach Sazali Saidun said he was confident that the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and the Malaysian Football League (MFL) would make the right decision after receiving advice from the government.

“The number of COVID-19 cases is declining, with many areas already being declared green zones. The main problem could be monitoring the movement of visiting teams once the Movement Control Order (MCO) is lifted,” he said yesterday.

Meanwhile, Sazali described the postponement as a blessing in disguise for his team, who began the season in lacklustre fashion.

The Deer won just one of their opening four matches to be placed 10th in the M-League.

“The current situation has given me some time to improve and redefine the team’s strategy.

I will use this period to rectify our weaknesses in defence,” he said.