IPOH: PKNP FC have secured the service of Brazilian defender, Pedro Victor Calil Sandoval to replace Tajikistan national player, Siyovush Asrorov for the remaining matches of the 2019 Malaysia Football League.

PKNP FC president, Datuk Zainol Fadzi Paharuddin said the move to engage the player from Sao Paolo was to strengthen the team’s defence which have been quite shaky so far.

“We hope he will be our solution to bolster the defence and invigorate the squad in the coming matches especially the second FA Cup quarter-final game against Perak tomorrow night,” he told a media conference at Hotel Casuarina here yesterday.

He said Pedro is expected to be fielded in the encounter against The Bos Gaurus tomorrow, as all documents especially the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) has been acquired.

“He has also been training with the team for a week after we have sealed the contract with Pedro who  had passed the tests,” he said. –Bernama

 Pedro will be forming a formidable defence line with four other import players namely Yashir Pinto Islame, Thomas Abbey, Amani Aguinaldo and Giancarlo Lopes Rodriguez.

Apart from that, he is also looking for better performance from the import strikers and has given them up to May 26 to prove their capability.

“We will evaluate the import strikers and will make the necessary changes before the second transfer window closes on May 29,” he said.