Fandi calls LionsXII 'immature, impotent'

Fandi calls LionsXII 'immature, impotent'
Malaysian Super League (MSL) - Perak FA vs LionsXII in Ipoh. LionsXII coach, Fandi Ahmad, giving instructions. LionsXII won 1-0.

This time, there were to be no Fandi-time, no last-minute heroics.

Just a good-old hairdryer treatment to blast his misfiring LionsXII, who had 19 shots and still could not get the job done.

After seeing his side allow a beleaguered T-Team side who were pointless in four previous away games to steal a draw at Jalan Besar Stadium last night in front of 7,268 stunned home fans, LionsXII coach Fandi Ahmad stormed into the dressing room to lambast his team.

In scenes reminiscent of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's furious team talks, it is understood that Fandi blasted his boys and kicked out at some fixtures.

It was a while before the 51-year-old appeared at the post-match press conference, and he did not hold back in his assessment of his team's performance.

"This is the biggest disappointment for me this season," said Fandi in no uncertain terms, as he was stumped by his team's inability to achieve football's version of the 5Cs.


This is Fandi's biggest gripe, as the LionsXII laid siege on T-Team's goal, but just could not add to Safuwan Baharudin's 24th-minute opener.

Khairul Amri had at least four good chances, and struck the post a minute before Safuwan scored, but found T-Team goalkeeper Shahril Sa'ari in good form, while Safuwan saw an injury-time header cleared off the line by Muhd Syuhiran.

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