KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) -- Felda United FC head coach Irfan Bakti is confident of leading the Premier League club into the Super League next season.
Irfan, 62, the former National coach who has had stints with Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perlis, Terengganu and Selangor before joining Felda United said his blend of young and experienced players would be able to mount a strong challenge despite facing stiff competition from the likes of Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Johor Darul Ta'zim II (JDT II) and Kedah.
"Most of the players in the squad are new faces but committed to Felda United's cause of returning to the Super League in 2015," he told reporters after meeting the players at Dewan Perdana Felda, here, last night.
As for pre-season preparations, Irfan said the team had played a number of friendly matches in Australia and Singapore as well as welcomed three import players - Zah Rahan Krangar, Edward Junior Wilson (both from Liberia) and Yaroslav Krushelnitskiy from Uzbekistan.
"Competition in the Premier League is going to be tough with the presence of teams with calibre and coaches who have vast experience, especially K. Devan (Penang), V. Sundramoorthy (Negeri Sembilan) and Dollah Salleh (Police)," he said.....