Reports by K. RAJAN
PETALING JAYA: Armed Forces goalkeeper Mohd Farizal Harun had to skip his team’s training at the TUDM sports complex in Subang yesterday after turning up with rashes.
The former Negri Sembilan goalkeeper had to be exempted from training and received treatment from the team doctor.
The 26-year-old Farizal hopes to be fully recovered by the time they take on Kelantan in the Malaysia Cup final at the Shah Alam Stadium on Saturday. “I hope I’m not down with anything serious …,” said Farizal, who won the Malaysia Cup with Negri last season.
“I felt itchy all over and it later developed into rashes. This is the first time I’m experiencing this kind of problem. This is a definitely a setback for me … I had planned to do some training today. I’d be lying if I say I’m not worried about missing the final.”
Farizal joined Armed Forces together with the last year’s Malaysia Cup hero Hairuddin Omar, defender Irwan Fadli Idrus and twins Mohd Zaquan and Mohd Aidil Adha Abdul Razak from Negri earlier this season.
Farizal, of Palong was mostly on the bench for Negri last season but has been among the key players for Armed Forces, helping them win the Premier League to gain promotion to the Super League next season.
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