2015 MSL Team of the Week: Gameweek 20

We pick the best performers from the latest gameweek of the 2015 Malaysian Super League!

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  • Goalkeeper

Being thrown in at the deep end after first-choice goalkeeper Sharbinee Allawee Ramli sustained an injury right before half time, Shamirza Yusoff stepped up to the plate and did well to keep Terengganu in the game as his side lost 1-0 to Felda United.

  • Defenders

Khairul Amri Kamal cut a frustrating figure at the Jalan Besar Stadium as Selangor captain Shahrom Kalam ensured that the LionsXII striker did not stray too far from him.

Although he was responsible for the injury to his goalkeeper, Hasmizan Kamarodin made several good tackles against Felda United and was the more active one between centre-back and Vincent Bikana in the middle of Terengganu’s defence.

Jonathan McKain marked his full return to Kelantan’s starting XI with a good defensive display, often infuriating JDT striker Luciano Figueroa.

  • Midfielders

Last week’s hat-trick hero, Norfarhan Muhammad, picked up where he left off as he contributed a goal and two assists in Kelantan’s 4-1 win over the Southern Tigers.

In one of the very few matches that both Matias Conti and Dickson Nwakaeme were ineffective at the same time, Hafiz Kamal became the focal point of Pahang’s attacks from free-kick situations, in which he actually scored one.

Often sidelined by former head coach Datuk M. Karathu, Norhakim Isa reminded everyone what he is capable of as he worked well with captain Nasir Basharrudin to dominate the lion’s share of ball possession against Pahang.

With his bursting forward runs, Zah Rahan Krangar picked apart Terengganu’s midfield, which was already at sixes and sevens due to the absence of playmaker Gustavo Lopez.

Sarawak often struggled to break down ATM’s stubborn defence, but when they did, Joseph Kalang Tie was almost always involved.

  • Forwards

Despite missing Kelantan’s last three matches due to injury, Gilmar showed no signs of rust and proved just that with two well-taken goals against JDT.

Abdulafees Abdulsalam kept his recent goal-scoring form against Sarawak as he netted his third goal in four matches to maintain ATM’s slim Super League survival chances.