Malaysia national team can win in the first match of June after beated Solomon Islands national team with a score of 4-1 in the International Friendly ‘A’ Match at Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium, Gong Badak.
However, the national squad was surprised by the visiting team’s lead goal, Raphael Le Ai caused by the forgetfulness of the national defense in the 11th minute.
The national team dominated early in the game including striker Paulo Josue’s free kick in the third minute.
When Harimau Malaya often pressed the visitors, as a result of a quick attack, Le Ai surprised the 12,500 fans when he easily denied the visitors a 1-0 lead.
The goal of the Velez Mostar club player in the Bosnian League was the result of Mohammad Ali Mekawir’s pass after the national team’s defense had forgotten.
The national team’s continued efforts and series of chances finally paid off when Josue fired in at the 40th minute to level the score at 1-1.
In the injury time of the first half, the country’s youngest player, Arif Aiman Mohd Hanapi converted a penalty kick after he was brought down by the visiting defender, Calvin Ohasio, making the score 2-1.
Entering the 60th minute, Pan-gon introduced three new players, Safawi Rasid, Lee Tuck and Akhyar Rashid to replace the captain, Faisal Halim, Arif Aiman and Endrick Dos Santos with the captain’s task handed over to Matthew Davies.
Substitute born in Terengganu, Safawi returned the trust when he scored an interesting goal that made the score 3-1 in the 76th minute.
In stoppage time, Tuck added to the visitors’ woes when he scored the fourth goal with a powerful shot in the penalty box to make it 4-1.
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