KUALA TERENGGANU: Former national coach Wan Jamak Wan Hassan’s career is finally back on track after he guided Kedah into the FA Cup semi-finals after a 2-1 win over T-Team at the Sultan Ismail Stadium on Tuesday.
It was only a year ago that the outspoken coach seemed headed for a downward spiral after quitting Negri Sembilan. Soon after taking charge of Kedah last year, Wan Jamak was suspended by the FA of Malaysia (FAM) for criticising the referees.
Getting the Canaries into the last four was indeed a great way to bounce back from that setback.
Now Wan Jamak, also a former Johor coach, wants to go all the way with Kedah in the FA Cup.
“The players showed character and mettle to beat one of the strongest club sides in T-Team and on their home ground,” said Wan Jamak.
“This Kedah side have the quality to make an impact in all competitions.”
In the pulsating second-leg quarter-final against T-Team, Kedah gained the upper hand with a brace from Ghana striker Hamidan Mohammed in the 64th and 81st minutes.
Azrul Hazran Amiludin Baki replied for T-Team in the 68th minute. The Canaries prevailed 2-1 on aggregate as the first-leg was a scoreless affair.
Wan Jamak said he was happy with Hamidan’s contributions but insisted he still had to improve his all-round play.
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