Wan Zack Haikal and R. Gopinathan have been called up to the national team to replace the injured Junior Eldstal and S. Chanturu for the Oman friendly.
Dollah Salleh was forced to call up Wan Zack and Gopinathan after JDT men Eldstal and Chanturu were unable to recover from their respective thigh and ankle injuries in time for the match against Oman.
The two wingers were on the standby list when the national team head coach first announced the squad.
Wan Zack, who suffered an ACL injury that sidelined him for more than a year, has made a successful return to football and played a key role for Kelantan in the Malaysian Super League so far.
As for Gopinathan, who missed the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup with an injury, he could be making his first international appearance since September 2014 when Malaysia lost 2-0 to Indonesia.
The Harimau Malaya are scheduled to fly to Muscat, Oman on March 23rd with the friendly match taking place on March 26th.