ForKey Doe (left) vies with a JDT player in a friendly match on Saturday.

Kuching FA to announce players’ list on Friday

Kuching FA squad are currently awaiting the foreign passport and visa application of foreign import candidate Liberian striker Francis Forkey Doe.

If everything goes according to plan, Forkey will be on his way to Kuching to join the team. According to Kuching FA president Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman, they were keen to get Forkey Doe to spearhead the attack.

“He needs to settle the passport and visa documentation first in order to stay in the country.

“After everything is done, we will sign him,” he said when contacted by Suara Sarawak yesterday.

Forkey began joining the Kuching FA on Saturday during a friendly match against JDT Super League 2020 team at Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Larkin where Kuching FA lost 4-0. The 35-year-old Forkey had been with Selangor, Pahang, Terengganu, Felda United, NS Matrix and Kelantan for over 10 years playing in the Malaysian League.

Forkey Doe (left) vies with a JDT player in a friendly match on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Brazilian import Da Silva Santos, a 6 footer will not be picked up because he failed to meet Kuching FA’s criteria. Presently, only one import candidate remains — Akira Higashiyama — a close friend of last season’s import Yuta Suzuki. Kuching FA will announce a full list of players this Friday. Among the new local faces picked up are experienced players in the likes of Tommy Mawat, former Sarawak players, PKNS and PJ Rangers, along with Paul Sambang, Affry Shahrul Afendy and Andy Nicolas Nipen.

Kuching FA will kick off the Premier League 2020 against UKM FC at the State Stadium, here on Feb 29.