Rangel in Ahmad Yusof’s plans

Ahmad Yusof is looking forward to Terengganu striker Paulo Rangel’s return from his suspension.

The Brazilian was found guilty of abusing match officials during the second leg of the 2015 Malaysian FA Cup semi-finals between Terengganu and the LionsXII on May 16.

He was issued a three-month ban for his action, which ended his league campaign prematurely.

The Turtles initially struggled to win in his absence, but Ahmad Yusof managed to turn their fortunes around after he was appointed as interim head coach.

Terengganu ended the league season on a high note, recording eight wins out of nine without the services of Rangel, who won the Malaysian Super League Golden Boot award in 2014.

Despite coping well without him, the former Kedah head coach insisted that Rangel will play a role in Terengganu’s 2015 Malaysia Cup campaign.

“Yes, he’s in my plans,” said Ahmad after the Malaysia Cup group stage draw.

“His suspension will end on September 19, so he might get to play in the second or third group match.”

Terengganu were drawn in the same group as the LionsXII, Kedah and Johor Darul Ta’zim II.

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