Malfunctioning VAR System Costs Sabah FC Potential Win Against Penang FC

Sabah FC and Penang FC played a goalless draw in a Super League match at Likas Stadium, marred by a malfunctioning VAR system. The draw leaves Sabah FC still searching for their first win, while Penang FC takes a point on the road.

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Nitish Verma
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Malfunctioning VAR System Costs Sabah FC Potential Win Against Penang FC

Malfunctioning VAR System Costs Sabah FC Potential Win Against Penang FC

On May 12, 2024, Sabah FC played a goalless draw with Penang FC at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in a Super League match. The match was marred by a malfunctioning Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system due to technical problems.

Sabah FC head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee expressed disappointment at his team's poor finishing, saying, "We did not get the result we deserved but, overall, we controlled the game well and we must now improve on our finishing. We were let down by our profligacy against Penang."

Penang FC head coach Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli admitted that they opted to play a defensive game and rely on counterattacks, saying, "The positive thing about tonight is that we drew. We will work on improving our weaknesses, including our fitness, ahead of our next game."

Sabah FC will face Kelantan Darul Naim FC in their next Super League match on May 17, 2024, in Kota Bharu, while Penang FC will take on Terengganu FC on May 19, 2024, at their home ground.

The goalless draw leaves Sabah FC still searching for their first win of the season, while Penang FC will be satisfied to come away with a point on the road. Both teams will need to regroup and make improvements ahead of their upcoming fixtures in the highly competitive Malaysian Super League.

Key Takeaways

  • Sabah FC and Penang FC draw 0-0 in Super League match.
  • VAR system malfunctioned due to technical problems.
  • Sabah FC's coach criticizes team's poor finishing.
  • Penang FC's coach praises team's defensive effort.
  • Both teams seek improvements for upcoming matches.