Billy Mehmet believes Super League can rival A-League

Sarawak forward Billy Mehmet believes that the Malaysian Super League can catch up with the A-League soon.

The Malaysian Super League was rebranded to its current existence in 2004, while the A-League only kicked off its inaugural season a year later, but the latter has since grown by leaps and bounds.

Unlike its Malaysian counterpart, the Australian league has managed to attract some of biggest names in football and its clubs are competing regularly in the AFC Champions League.

However, Billy Mehmet, who previously spent two seasons playing for Perth Glory, believes that it is only a matter of time before the Super League reaches the A-League's standard.

"The A-League is probably the best league in Asia at the moment, with the Western Sydney Wanderers winning the AFC Champions League and participating in the FIFA Club World Cup," he said during an interview for the February 2015 issue of FourFourTwo Malaysia/Singapore.

"[On the other hand] the Super League is still growing, but I can see that the league is beginning to attract some big names to Malaysia.

"I mean, last season the league had Pablo Aimar. Obviously something is being done right if you have someone of his quality coming to Malaysia."


Read the full interview with Billy Mehmet in the February 2015 issue of FourFourTwo Malaysia/Singapore.