By K. RAJAN – PETALING JAYA: PKNS FC’s Liberian striker Patrick “Ronaldinho” Wleh said he had finally played his best game in the 3-1 win over 10-men Felda United in a Super League match at the MBPJ Stadium on Saturday.
The lanky striker grabbed PKNS’ second goal in the 44th minute and set up Nazrin Syamsul Bahari to score in the 55th minute for PKNS to chalk up their third win in six matches.
PKNS had earlier raced ahead with skipper Helmi Remeli’s opener in the 27th minute before Felda United equalised through Lebanese striker Mohd Ghaddar Mahmoud in the 33rd minute .
Felda were then reduced to 10 men after Mohd Nizam Abu Bakar was sent off after picking his second booking in the 32nd minute.
Wleh, who stands at 1.78m, said he’s finally starting to click with his new team-mates and he expects to score more goals.
“I’m very happy with my performance, I think I played my best game for PKNS since the season started,” said the former Sime Darby hitman after the match.
PKNS have leapfrogged to sixth spot with nine points after six matches.
Last season, the Liberian international’s goal-scoring feat took his former team Sime Darby to a historic FA Cup final and third place in the Premier League.
Wleh was instrumental in Sime Darby’s fairy-tale run to the FA Cup final. He scored six goals in five matches to enable Sime Darby to become the first club to play in the FA Cup final, where they lost 1-0 to Kelantan.
Wleh’s 15 goals in 18 matches in the Premier League also helped Sime Darby finish third in the Premier League behind champions Armed Forces and Pahang.
“My target is to better my goal scoring record at Sime Darby but I’ll be happy if I can score ten goals this season,” said Wleh, who has scored three for PKNS thus far.
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