MSL Talking Points: JDT’s interest and Mohamadou's application to be Malaysian

The Malaysia Super League mid-season transfer window barely opened on Monday and there was already news of a big-money move for Mohamed Ghaddar from Kelantan to Johor Darul Ta’zim. Meanwhile, Pahang’s Mohamadou Sumareh has applied for a Malaysian passport.

Ghaddar’s JDT move from Kelantan

The writing was on the wall when Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) announced a rule change in April that allowed foreign players to move clubs within the country during the mid-season transfer window.

Mohamed Ghaddar was firing in the goals for Kelantan while Johor Darul Ta’zim’s (JDT) Asian import Brian Ferreira has been struggling for form.

JDT have made a policy of theirs to sign the best players in the country and Ghaddar was a perfect fit.

Having played in the MSL on two other occasions he knew his way around defences. Ghaddar has already scored 18 goals in 12 league matches this year, as many as last season’s top scorer Jorge Pereyra Diaz of JDT managed all season in 2016.

The move has yet to be confirmed but JDT have come out in the open to state their interest while Ghaddar has already bid farewell to the Red Warriors fans.

Forkey Doe arrested and charged

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Forkey Doe was arrested recently

Selangor forward Francis Forkey Doe missed the Red Giants’ 1-1 draw with Sarawak on May 9 as he was in court facing criminal charges.

Doe was arrested by police on May 5 after he was found in possession of a cloned vehicle bearing false registration.

The 31-year-old Liberian international pleaded guilty and lenient sentence, stating he was sorry for the offence committed.

The magistrate found fined him RM6,000, failing which he would have to serve a six-month jail term.

Kedah find rhythm under Nidzam to book Pahang Final date

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Kedah are hanging on after Tan's departure

The 4-4 with PKNS last Tuesday added heat to Kedah caretaker coach Nidzam Adzha's hopes of being given the hotseat on a permanent basis, but the Red Eagles were back at their best against Terengganu in the FA Cup semi-final second leg.

Kedah ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Terengganu at Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Stadium on Saturday, setting up a mouth-watering clash with Pahang for the FA Cup trophy on May 20.

Pahang defeated Negeri Sembilan 2-1 on the night to win 3-1 on aggregate to be one step away from the trophy they last won in 2014.

Both Pahang and Kedah have defences that could be breached but both teams can produce breath-taking stuff at the other end.