KUALA LUMPUR: The state’s sepak takraw women’s doubles team ended their Sukma campaign today with silver in hand.
Sarawak’s Nur Asmida Rambli, Sharifah Fifi Nurdyana and Anisclen Sophilia Siam were ousted by sepak takraw powerhouse Sabah in the finals with a 2-0 (21-12, 21-13) defeat.
Sarawak Sepak Takraw Association (PSS) president Datuk Ismail Abang Saufi, who was present during the match at the Dewan Seri Sarjana UNITEN, said their defeat was due to various enforced errors, likely from player fatigue.
“I thought we had it in the second set, however, some enforced errors cost us the game. This is a normal situation in this game.
“Our Sabahan counterparts were very good today, playing with minimum enforced errors, with numerous accurate attacks,” he said when met after the match today.
Team manager Awang Putrayusrie Awang Redzuan said his team managed to meet their target for a podium finish in the category.
“Alhamdulillah, getting silver is good enough for us.
“Next we are banking on the women’s regu team and most of them are new players. So we hope they will put up a good fight against their opponents and we are expecting to go up against Sabah as well,” he added.