Malaysia’s impressive form continued as they sealed a second 3-0 win over Timor Leste at the Larkin Stadium in Johor, pleasing home fans all around the country.
After an emphatic first leg performance, OKS saw no reason to alter his starting eleven, though he did make on change. Khair Jones was handed a starting berth on the left flank, replacing Christie Jayaseelan – a change that eventually got the party running for Harimau Malaysia.
Despite a rather edgy start, Malaysia broke the deadlock on the 16th minute mark, with Khair firing a powerful rebound shot to make it 1-0 on the night. The Tigers had several other key opportunities in the first half, though their inability to convert those opportunities, prevented them from increasing their lead.
After the break though, a familiar face increased their lead to 2-0. Hazwan Bakri, who netted a brace in the first leg, netted a fine goal from close range, after a fantastic run from Azrif Nasrulhaq.
OKS then opted to bring on Chanturu, who went on to use his pace to devastating effect on the 68th minute, firing home from inside the box to cap off a brilliant 3-0 win on the night, which extends their fine form over the past one week or so.
The national squad will continue to train as a unit after this, as they prepare to face three teams from Oceania later this month.