Escaping relegation in 2016 was a surprise to many, but T-Team have done themselves few favours in the transfer market, something that could undermine their upcoming Malaysia Super League (MSL) campaign.
Bogged down by an internal squabble and financial difficulties, Selangor are set for disappointment in 2017. Coach P. Maniam will have to squeeze everything out of his understrength squad and hope off-field dramas do not affect the team’s already slim chances of having a good season.
Sarawak have placed their faith in David Usop to continue his work in Kuching after he saved their Malaysia Super League (MSL) status in 2016, but the policy of utilising mostly East Malaysian players may have weakened the squad further.
PKNS stunned many Malaysia Super League (MSL) sides in the Cup competitions in 2016, showing they could rub shoulders with the big guns. Equipped with a better squad in 2017, PKNS are expected to do well in their top-flight return.
Several major signings have got Perak fans excited ahead of their 2017 Malaysia Super League (MSL) campaign. Can Karl Weigang continue his fine work at Perak, or will it be the same story all over again?
Returning coach Dollah Salleh has made some astute signings to beef up their Malaysia Super League (MSL) squad following a poor 2016, but there is a suspicion the Elephants’ new-look line-up might lack balance…
Malaysia Premier League (MPL) winners Malacca need to show they can hold their own against teams in the top tier. Their 2016 results against MSL sides in Cup competitions do not bode well, but there have been wholesale changes to aid their cause.
A fourth place finish under Velizar Popov in 2016 exceeded expectations but forced changes, due to the lack of funds, are threatening to put Kelantan in the Malaysia Super League (MSL) relegation battle in 2017.