After nine months of action and attractions, four Liberian players based in Malaysia – Francis Grandpa Doe, Zah Krangar, Teah Dennis and Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh – have completed the 2016 Malaysian Super League (MSL).
After the final matches last Saturday, striker Grandpa Doe and midfielder Zah Krangar’s Felda United finished 2nd in the league despite losing 1-0 to Kedah FA in its final match.
Felda United finished 2nd with 15 points, collecting 43 points out of 22 matches from which it won 13, drew four, and lost five.
Both Grandpa Doe and Krangar were able to tally 23 goals for their club during the season.
After a comprehensive evaluation by one of Malaysia’s top sports media, FourFourTwo, midfielder Zah Krangar was selected as one of the top performing midfielders in the 2016 league season.
“The Liberian international was as the forefront of Felda’s attacking play. A tireless playmaker, he was among the best imports in the MSL and scored eight times for Irfan Bakti Abu Salim’s men,” the sports media website said.
Krangar netted 8 out of 21 appearances, while striker Doe was able to net 15 goals and finishing 3rd in the top scorers list with just two goals behind the league’s top scorer, Jorge Pereyra Díaz of JDT.
As of Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh, it was a difficult season as his side Selangor finished in 5th position with 28 points out of 22 matches. Striker Wleh netted 9 goals for the season.
Former Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) defender Teah Dennis’s Sawarak succeeded in escaping relegation when they defeated PDRM 2-1 last Saturday, and finishing three points above relegation with 24 points from 22 matches.
In the Indonesian Championship A, Eric Weeks’s Madura remained top of the league after 2nd place Arema FC failed to get a win against Persipural Jayapura by losing 2-0.
With 11 matches left, Madura United is three points ahead of Arema FC with 49 points and will today go against 7th place Mitra Kukar.
Meanwhile, defender Dirkir Glay, who was on the score sheet for his side last weekend, will return to action this weekend against 15th place Gresik United.
CAF double nominee William Jebor’s Wydad Alethic Club will also return to action on Saturday when they take on Difaâ El Jadidi for its fifth match of the just started season.