Sunday, October 21, 2012

Demi-god Bojan

Bojan Hodak can do no wrong in Kelantan. Pic: ZM Images
It's pretty nigh impossible for Bojan Hodak's star to shine any brighter right now. The Croatian coach yesterday led his Kelantan team to an historic domestic treble in Malaysia, by winning the Malaysia Cup in extra time with a 3-2 win over the Armed Forces. It follows on the back of his earlier successes this season in winning both the Malaysia Super League and their FA Cup. He can do no more on the domestic front and has been elevated to demi-god status by the vociferous Kelantan fans. Hodak was in charge at Phnom Penh Crown for half of the 2011 season before he left for a spell as assistant coach at Shandong in China, arriving in Kelantan in March. However, not everything he touches turns to gold, as his team were knocked out of the AFC Cup by Iraq's Abril in the quarter-finals over two legs. But I'm sure that's a mere blip he will be looking to overturn when next season comes around.

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