Former national player and TV pundit Serbegeth Singh aka Shebby Singh (inset) says national football coach Nelo Vingada is not the right man for the job.

KUALA LUMPUR: National football coach Nelo Vingada’s poor tactics have led to Malaysia’s downfall.

This was stated by former national player and TV pundit Serbegeth Singh aka Shebby Singh after Malaysia’s 4-1 rout by North Korea in an Asian Cup qualifier in Buriram, Thailand, today.

Shebby said he was disappointed with yet another Harimau Malaya’s toothless performance against North Korea.

On Friday, Malaysia were also thrashed 4-1 by the North Koreans in the first leg.

Shebby said Vingada’s decision not to field a single player from Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) in the first 11 came as a big surprise when their services were most needed.

Shebby said the Portuguese coach’s failure to field Malaysia’s best 11 for today’s match was inexcusable.

He said the FA of Malaysia should just sack Vingada. “After the earlier 4-1 loss to North Korea on Friday, he (Vingada) should not be with the team.”

Shebby said it was surprising that Vingada and his tactics were still being relied on for today’s match.

“Since he took over the national team, Malaysia not only have not won a single match but are not playing well.

“It is clear that Vingada has failed to stamp his mark and is not the right man for the job.

“With today’s loss, Vingada has killed Malaysian football. This is Malaysia’s most embarrassing defeat after the 10-0 loss to UAE two years ago.”

Vingada, who replaced Ong Kim Swee as national coach in May, has failed to win any match, including five Asian Cup qualifiers and two international friendlies.

His team suffered three consecutive defeats in the Asian Cup qualifiers, including a 2-0 loss to Hong Kong.

Translated from Berita Harian

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