KUCHING, Aug 31 (Bernama) -- Any team hoping to become the Malaysia Cup champion needs the services of the maximum number of foreign players possible as well as a little luck, said Sarawak's head coach Robert Alberts.
The Dutchman was commenting on his team which was unfortunate this season for failing to utilise fully its four foreign imports due to injuries hitting Bosnia-Herzegovinian striker Muamer Salibasic and Lebanese's Hassan El Mohamed.
Sarawak was the semifinalist last season but finished at the bottom of Group B this season after their 1-1 draw with Perak last night.
"We lost Muamer from the start of the season. He is the catalyst of the team in the engine room to provide balls to the strikers," he said.
Alberts said he did not replace Muamer when the transfer window opened because his doctor had assured that Muamer would be able to play again.....