[History]: Sarawak Juara Liga 1997 – cuma dapat menjulang Piala diperbuat dari kertas!

Best nak Sarawak berjaya menjadi Juara Liga 1997? Tapi sayang pada ketika Sarawak dinobatkan sebagai champion, Piala liga itu cuma diletak di dalam kotak dihantar menerusi penerbangan MAS – collect sendirik TANPA ada pegawai FAM menyerahkan piala dengan rasmi kepada pegawai FAS seperti kebiasaan. Malah pada match terakhir celebration Sarawak sebagai juara, pemain-pemain hanya mengusung trophy kertas sahaja walhal telah dinobatkan sebagai juara sebelum match terakhir..

 Apa leh buat semuanya sejarah! Di harap Sarawak season 2016 tok bangkit..

Manager and coach: Alan Vest
The Squad: Mazlan Wahid, Stanley Frazier, Zaidel Sakup, Dahlan Matussin, Jasmi Mahmud, Roslan Ismail, Ahmad Fairuz Yunus, Nazri Yunus, Ibrahim Mantali, Jalil Ramli, Mohd Ali Sapiee, Ramos Sari, Ramles Sari, Shamsurin Abd Rahman, Affendi Julaihi, Bobby Pian
Foreigners:

  1. David Evans (Australia)
  2. Alistair Edwards (Australia)
  3. William Bone (England)
Dari Atas Kiri: Ibrahim Mentali, Alistair Edwards, Ali Sapiee, Zaidel Sakup, Mazelan Wahid (gk), David Evans (C).
Bawah Kiri: Roslan Ismail, Ahmad Fairus Yunus, Dahlan Matussin, Affendi Julaihi, Billy Bone

Sarawak 1997 Ratings

With Australian Alistair Edwards and Shamsurin Abdul Rahman in attack, coach Alan Vest should be satisfied. Vest has also strengthened the midfield with Englishman Billy Bone. The towering David Evans has proven to be reliable in defence. Vest will be looking for consistency in the team to land a silverware.
(Star Sports)
 
The nearly-there team for the last few seasons. After the FA Cup triumph in 1992, Sarawak have always threathened to achieve something but have never done so. Manager Alan Vest has often said his side consists of a bunch of average players and the question that needs to be answered is whether they can lift themselves to a higher pedestal this season.
(Mervyn Tajem)
 
I love to see them win something this year. A reward for all the good work which coach Alan Vest has done with them. Having Alistair Edwards as their goal hunter, they may have their best chance yet. English midfielder Billy Bone also looks an exciting prospect for a team who have a reputation for starting strongly, only to fumble at the final hurdle. Very aggressive side and like their East Malaysian neighbours, lighting fast on the break. They thrive on a reliable defence and in Mazlan Wahed, have someone gifted enough enough to challenged Khariul Azman as the country’s best goalkeeper. But the team still seem to lack big-match temperament needed to be a championship winning outfit. I hope it will be different for them this year.
*** (Holger Obermann – Head Coach and Technical Adviser FAM Youth Department)
 
Legendary right wing – Affendi Julaihi (No 14)
David Evans – 6 foot 6 inch tower!!

Malaysian premier league table

as at 17.09.97
TABLE
                P    W   D     L     F    A   Pts  

SARAWAK        28   17   3     8    40   23   54   
KEDAH          28   15   5     8    64   44   50  
SABAH          28   14   7     7    42   28   49  
SELANGOR       28   14   4    10    45   35   46  
BRUNEI         28   13   6     9    52   39   45  
PERLIS         28   13   6     9    42   36   45   
N. SEMBILAN    28   12   8     8    40   31   44 
PERAK          28   12   5    11    51   41   41  
K. LUMPUR      28   10   8    10    29   34   38    
PAHANG         28   10   7    11    42   39   37  
PENANG         28    8   9    11    26   33   33
JOHOR          28   10   2    16    35   44   32  
KELANTAN       28    8   4    16    33   58   28  
MALACCA        28    6   6    16    31   61   24  
TERENGGANU     28    6   4    18    26   55   22  


Note: Perlis awarded a 3-0 win over Terengganu for
fielding a suspended player on May 20. Terengganu
won 2-1. Sarawak were also awarded a 3-0 win over
Perak by default.
Dalam ruangan box tercatat piala diserahkan kepada Sarawak dalam kotak sahaja dihantar menerusi penerbangan MAS!
 
Crocs Hotshots                                             LEAGUE       FA CUP
Alistair Edwards.                 12        2
Affendi Julaihi.                   8
Ramos Sari.                        5
Shamsurin Abdul Rahman.            4
Billy Bone.                        4        1
Nazri Yunus.                       3        1
Bobby Pian.                        1        3
Ramles Sari.                       1
Mohd Ali Sapiee.                   1
ROAD TO LEAGUE TITLE
 
HOME MATCHES                                 AWAY MATCHES
SARAWAK 1 BRUNEI 0                          BRUNEI 1 SARAWAK 0
SARAWAK 1 JOHOR 0                            JOHOR 0 SARAWAK 1
SARAWAK   2   KEDAH      1              KEDAH      1   SARAWAK   2
SARAWAK   2   KELANTAN   0              KELANTAN   3   SARAWAK   1  
SARAWAK   1   K LUMPUR   0              K LUMPUR   1   SARAWAK   0
SARAWAK   4   MALACCA    1              MALACCA    1   SARAWAK   0
SARAWAK   1   N SEMBILAN 0              N SEMBILAN 3   SARAWAK   1
SARAWAK   1   PAHANG     0              PAHANG     0   SARAWAK   2
SARAWAK   2   PENANG     1              PENANG     0   SARAWAK   1
SARAWAK   3   PERAK      0              PERAK      1   SARAWAK   1
SARAWAK   1   PERLIS     1              PERLIS     2   SARAWAK   0
SARAWAK   2   SABAH      0              SABAH      2   SARAWAK   1
SARAWAK   4   SELANGOR   1              SELANGOR   2   SARAWAK   1
SARAWAK   2   TRENGGANU  0              TRENGGANU  0   SARAWAK   2 
 
Pemain-pemain Sarawak menyambut gelaran Juara Liga 1997 dengan hanya ‘nganggong’ Piala diperbuat dari kertas mengelilingi stadium. Sayang sekali Sarawak tewas dalam Piala FA menentang Selangor.. Tangar piala di pegang.. Kertas ajak! kempang ati FAM
Dalam gambar: Roslan Ismail ketika menentang pasukan Sabah
Yap Kim Choon abu-abu.. nerajang Alistair Edwards.. semua player Sarawak nyerbunya .. Diat gine captain Sarawak, Ali Sapiee as leader.. TEAM SPIRIT sangat kuat .. SARAWAK menang 4-1 match tok!
 
 

 

Ex Sarawak U-14 right winger. I stopped playing football because I’d done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me.

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