Today is the first league match for the Division One of Liga Alumni 2010. ANSARA Taiping will be facing last year champions, SJAA. We lost 1-4 to them in the last year league match but we managed to drew 1-1 with them in the semi final of Piala ANSARA before eventually lost out on penalties. However, our confidence is high and this is demonstrated by the almost full attendance of the players.
We couldn't ask a better start of the game when our winger, Mujahid scored within the first minute through a speculative long shot. However, this makes SJAA really determined to get an equaliser and throughout the first half we were basically been pushed back towards our own area. Luckily we managed to remain clean sheet until half time. In the second half we made several tactical substitutions and it shows when we managed to finally control the game and made several attempts towards their goal. Unfortunately their striker managed to persuade the referee to give him a penalty when Madun, our captain clashed with him in the penalty area. They duly scored the penalty and the result stays the same until the end.
The players were a bit disappointed for not been able to register a win in their first match but to share a point with SJAA is quite an achievement. I'm sure they are really looking forward to get their first 3 points when they meet MCOBA in two weeks time.