Dollah unfazed by M'sia absentees ahead of Viet test
Malaysia coach Dollah Salleh does not believe that he has a major problem with captain Shukor Adan and Amri Yahyah suspended for their home leg of the Suzuki Cup semi-finals against Vietnam on Sunday.
The two Tigers players received their second yellow cards of the tournament during Malaysia's 3-1 victory over Singapore.
While their absence gives Dollah some questions to answer for the clash at the Shah Alam Stadium, the former Pahang boss is not too concerned.
He said: "I don’t think I have a problem here. Of course, I’ll miss two versatile players but the question is who will start?
"I'll be working on the replacements in the next couple of days.
"Shukor Adan is the only one in the heart of defence who gives out instruction to the players.
"Now that he is suspended, I hope the others will take the lead to get the team moving, especially the seniors."
Despite the loss of Shukor's leadership qualities, Dollah is expected to count on Muslim Ahmad, who missed Malaysia's opener against Myanmar due to suspension and made a return against Singapore.
Dollah said: "Muslim is commanding at the back and even partnered Fadhli Shas in the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, which Malaysia won.
"He should not have any problems partnering his Police team-mate Afif Amirudin."
Should he start, one of Muslim's tasks will be to keep a lid on Vietnam's red-hot Le Cong Vinh.
The Red Jersey striker, who famously fired his country to Suzuki Cup glory with his winner in 2008 finals, has two goals to his name in this year's competition and is hungry for more.
Vinh said: "I am feeling really great. After scoring two goals in the group stage, I feel that I have regained the feel of the game.
"I believe I can do better on Sunday but it will not be easy as Malaysia will attack in numbers for goals."
Source: AFF Suzuki Cup official website