Friday, April 6, 2012
Devan and players on an ultimatum
JOHOR FC's failure to make the FA Cup semi-finals and languishing at the wrong end of the table in the Super League has drawn a stern warning from the management to buck up or face the consequences.
Chief coach K. Devan and six players, who were not identified, were issued warning letters after Premier League club side Sime Darby knocked Johor FC out 5-3 on aggregate in the quarter-finals.
Team manager Wan Nizam Wan Omar revealed that the letters were given before the team travelled to Kuala Terengganu for the league match against the Turtles last Saturday. The match ended in a scoreless draw.
"They have been given three matches -- starting with the Terengganu match -- to prove their worth. We will decide on their fate after we complete our first round matches," said Wan Nizam as the team prepare for tomorrow's home match against leaders Lions XII.
Johor FC wind up their first round campaign with another home match when they play inconsistent Selangor on April 14.
The Johor flag bearers are in the relegation zone after winning only three of their 11 matches with two draws and six defeats. In 12th place with only 11 points to show, Johor FC are just above Felda United (eight points) and table proppers Kuala Lumpur (one).