Petaling Jaya: New PKNS striker Karlo Primorac is confident he can form a lethal partnership with Patrick Wleh in the Super League this season.
The former Croatian Under-21 player enjoyed a dream debut in the
M-League last season – bagging the Premier League Golden Boot award with
24 goals en route to guiding Sime Darby to a runners-up finish and
promotion to the Super League.
The 29-year-old Primorac, however, sprang a surprise at the end of
the season when he opted to sign for PKNS and compete for a place
upfront with the prolific Wleh, who was PKNS’ top scorer with 21 goals
from 31 matches last season.
Primorac, though, is not worried about that, saying he gets on well
with the Liberian international and that they are both focused on
helping PKNS scale greater heights.
“I get along well with Patrick and I think that we could well be the
best strike partnership in the M-League next season,” said the 1.88m
tall Primorac. “There is no competition between us as we are here to
help the club do better this season. I will put the club’s interest
ahead of mine ... but I have a set a personal target of scoring 15
PKNS certainly punched above their weight last season – finishing
eighth in the 12-team Super League and qualifying for the Malaysia Cup
quarter-finals after six failed attempts.
PKNS coach Wan Jamak Wan Hassan has bolstered the team by roping in
former Indonesia international defender Hamka Hamzah and South Korean
forward Kim Dong-chan to complement the local talent like goalkeeper
Zamir Selamat, Nazmi Faiz Mansor, P. Gunalan, Helmi Remeli and Mohd Lot