PETALING JAYA: Striker Kogileswaran Raj’s was the hero for the Malaysian Under-15 after scoring a brace in the 2-0 win over Incheon Selection of South Korea in a Group A match of the US$100,000 Frenz International Cup at the Stadium MBPJ yesterday.
Kogileswaran, or Kogi to his friends, struck the first goal in the 17th minute. He added his second in the 28th minute to earn Malaysia a berth in the semi-finals.
Malaysia coach S. Balachandran said two of his players were injured during the match and may miss their last group match against Frenz United Malaysia on Tuesday.
“I am happy with the team’s performance today but they must not be complacent.
“We have two players on the crock list but I’m not too worried as we have capable players to replace them,” added Balachandran.
Incheon Selection assistant manager Kim Kyu-sok remained upbeat despite losing their second game in a row.
The South Koreans were beaten 3-2 by Frenz United Malaysia in their opening match.
“We’re disappointed to lose again. Now, we want to win our next game against Slavia Praha on Tuesday,” said Kyu Sok.
Earlier on Saturday, Slovakia kicked off their Group B campaign with a 2-0 win over Frenz United Indonesia.
In another match, Chonburi FC of Thailand edged Persepolis FC of Iran 1-0.
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