The Journey Ends…

Our Futsal journey ends last night when we are defeated by a far better team. In fact, all the teams that compete in the Sabah Statuary Bodies Futsal tournament were much better, fitter and skillful. Actually kami sudah agak yang this time around, there won’t be an easy ride for us. We knew that most of the teams has include their best player, even some of them were ex state player. Coming into this tournament as a mere underdog lah kira.

The Path

Monday – 3 NOV 2008

We started off the tournament with a match against LKTNS (Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Negeri Sabah). Spearhead by former state player Rizal Awang Jad, we knew it will be a though match for us. Surprisingly we manage a draw against a team that has a very good passing and individual skills. 2-2 draw is a good result for us. My teammate Johnny Mansor and Shaun Venatius scored the goals. Sia nda main dalam ni game. Sia pun nda tau knapa sia nda men ni game? Gagaran? Nda juga lah… Still remember when I used to played against former state player, such as Luther Gambar, Zaikel Leong and Jainin Tinin to name some lah… so I guess bukan gagaran lah. Maybe not so ready lah…

But I started the next game against LKS (Lembaga Kebudayaan Sabah). Tapi sia keluar few minutes after scoring a goal. Ah, this time I know why I went out. Since we are leading, I ask my teammate to come in as he plays good defense. Strategic move lah mangkali. Backfire juga when LKS scored the equalizing goal in the second half. Luckily for us, Johnny scored the goal that put SCC one foot into the quarter final. Good one! We won by 2-1 this time around.

Tuesday – 4 NOV 2008

We just arrive at the Futsal Center before 8. Our 3rd group match scheduled to be play at 8.30pm. Oh, by the way, we are playing at the Suria Indoor Soccer Centre at Jesselton Point. Arrived and met with the SCC ladies team only to tell us that they lost the 2nd and final match. Lupa suda sepa derang jumpa. But they qualified for the Quarter final as they won their 1st Match. Baru sia mo mula warm up, tiba-tiba our team captain (Johnny) called me and ask me to get ready as our match in on. What!!! Derang kasih awal bah kami pinya match!!! Apa nie oh… Mula-mula kami nda cukup urang, coz smua expect that the game start at 8.30pm. Then bila uda cukup urang, officer pula tiada. Oh, every team must include one officer rank N41 and above. That’s the rules. Luckily, dating juga boss kami. So we started with no reserves player for almost all first have. We won the match against LPPB (nda ingat apa nie LPPB) by 3-0. Wekekekeke… All goals scored by Johnny. Not bad for a defensive minded player! Actually I scored juga, but it was disallowed by the referee as I was fouled. He (referee) gave us a free kick, tapi ndada apa-apa juga. We manage to get to the quarter final juga lah… Hehe.


Quarter Finals

We were pit against SEDCO. I thought the match will be played today, tapi ntah kenapa kana ubah lai pigi last night. So go on saja lah with the match. SEDCO team was very good at their passing. We play our fast game, that gave trouble to them until we slowed down our tempo in the second half. Was leading 2-1. Tapi bila team SEDCO uda mula baca our game play, the manage to equalized in the second half and brings the game to Extra time. I was brought in at the end of the second half and continue on to the extra time. Since our game play uda rusak… so to say lah… I can’t do anything but attack on every ball and try to make an opening for my team mate, but no avail… SEDCO score two more in the extra time to win the game at 4-2. Defeated finally.


Personally, Sia nda disappointed sangat lah… We’ve tried our best; play with every single drop of our sweats, Cuma as I said before… we were defeated by a far better team than us. I wish I could contribute, but I failed. SEDCO team deserved the win as our game play was so ‘kucar-kacir’. Kelam kabut lai tu… Maybe because sia lama nda main dalam competition. The last competition I played was at the MOF Futsal tournament last two weeks. Tapi before that it was 3 years since I last play in a competitive match. So tu semangat juang mungkin turun sikit.


So Sabah Credit journey of trying to make an upset, stopped at the quarter final! Cuma harap ladies team saja lah… They manage to get into the Semi-Final after defeating SAFODA in a penalty shot-out. Terpaksa tunggu lagi untuk 2 years lah… Apa buli buat…


KaDuS Bilang:

We tried tapi failed juga… on top of that, my injury (foot) that keep me out of all sporting event reoccurs after the match against LPPB. Luckily I don’t have any sporting event after this. Luckily juga yang that injury nda lah teruk sangat. Cuma sakit kalau mo berjalanlah…

As most of my teammates still ada event, i.e. bowling, badminton and athletics, this is my ‘Sayonara’ to the first Sabah Statuary Bodies Sports Carnival… It’s been great participating in this game! Met some of my old friends, got to see a good futsal match… Senang cakap, I really enjoyed this Event… Hope dia annual event, tapi macam dwi tahunan pula… Okaylah! See Ya!!!


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6 Responses to The Journey Ends…

Zehan Jawid said...

aww...it's ok....congrats anyway....at least u and ur team did won few matches.....
the way u kasig bold the former state players unya name...ketara memang banyak compettition...
but ur team won anyway....those are former SAFA rhinos layers right...their names sounds so familiar on the sabah football arena...are they????

markiekadus said...

Zehan, yep... we did our best but there are teams better than us... hmmm maybe next time...
Ya, those player were former rhinos player. and i guess i forgot to mention Harun Laban and Moktar Dayoh (who plays for Yayasan Sabah). We did'nt met their team lah... wekekekeke....

kuai said...

wow.. SCC pula ko ni... hehehe... kamurang punya Gurl team sangat kuat and mantap bermain futsal owh...

tapi napa kita inda bejumpa ah? hehehe..

bah jumpa 2 taun akan datang ah..^_^

markiekadus said...

kuai -> kuat kah? hmmm... derang tiap-tiap ari tiga men futsal nie, wekekekeke... tu ari MOF dapat 2nd, ni kali numbur 3 saja... kamu pinya futsal team macam???

kenapa nda terjumpa? mmm... pasal sia nda men netball. wakakaka... dan sia nda join athletics... injured kaka... dan sia nda pigi tu closing... something comes up... wekekekekeke...
Kamu overall numbur berapa???

Zehan Jawid said...

see...I knew thy sound soooo familiar....now they're into futsal....it's good that they don't just retire for good...it's good that they're still active....

kuai said...

alalala.... sa inda tingu pula SCC punya lelaki main, lain la kalo lawan team lelaki kami..:p.. tapi tiap2 malam sa p tu Futsal walaupun sa inda main.. hehehe.. well overall kami inda dapat apa2.. lagipun suma gold kami pungut dari olaharaga saja.. tu pun susah mau lwn tu LSNS, SEDCO pun buli tahan.. :) nw, overall FUN n panat gilaa la..:D