Ndumba Makeche behind in Malaysia as Perlis skipper after Bali nightmare

Ndumba Makeche scored 11 goals in 21 Super League matches for Sarawak in 2016.

Former Sarawak and Felda United striker Ndumba Makeche says he’s beholden to be rebuilding his career with Malaysian strugglers Perlis after a dream pierce to Indonesia turned into a nightmare.


The 25-year-old speedster was looking brazen to substantiating himself in Indonesia’s newly launched Liga 1 after signing on during Bali United during a start of 2017.

But before he could get a possibility to infer himself, Bali United altered coaches with Indra Sjafri creation approach for Hans-Peter Schaller, and a Zambian-born Australian found himself in a cold.

“Because we left Bali so quickly, rumours were going around that we was injured, so some Malaysia Super League teams weren’t meddlesome in signing me. But we wasn’t injured,” Ndumba told ESPN FC.

“So this pierce to Perlis was good for me to get behind my confidence. I’ve been welcomed really well. The group are removing to know any other fast since we have small time, with a initial diversion after a mangle on Jun 30.”

SELAMAT DATANG NDUMBA MAKECHE @makeche92 KE KELUARGA NORTHERN LIONS! PERSATUAN BOLASEPAK PERLIS ingin mengucapkan selamat datang kepada pemain import baru,NDUMBA MAKECHE.Pemain yang berasal dari Zambia/Australia ini bermain di posisi Striker. Diharapkan dapat memberi saingan yang lebih sengit lagi untuk kekal di liga premier tahun hadapan. Ayuh semangatku!! Demi kuning biru!! Sama sama kita bangkit kembali!! Kembalikan kegemilangan kita yang sentiasa memberi tentangan sengit kepada pihak lawan!! #demikuningbiru #northernlions #perlisfa #yellowblue #gpg #ghempohperlisghempoh

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Ndumba has been allocated captain of a Perlis side who find themselves second from bottom on a Malaysia Premier League table. Their initial compare after a general mangle is divided to top-of-the-table Negeri Sembilan.

He assimilated a side who are managed by Syamsul Saad, a elder hermit of Ndumba’s former Felda United teammate Shahrizal Saad.

Ndumba’s initial ambience of comparison football was underneath stream Johor Darul Ta’zim sports executive Alistair Edwards during Perth Glory in 2012. He says he’s still scratching his conduct after his discerning exit from Bali, where he’d holidayed during his days in Australia.

Jason Dasey and Stanley Bernard mangle down JDT’s AFC Cup second leg opposite Ceres that saw them suspended by a argumentative penalty.

Austrian trainer Schaller, who jettisoned Ndumba immediately after holding over in February, found himself sacked within dual months.

“I consider that’s a misfortune manager I’ve ever had,” Ndumba said. “He got what he deserved since he never gave me a chance. we played one full 90-minute accessible game, and afterwards in a second accessible game, he took me out during half- time since he wanted to send a summary that he didn’t imagination me.”

Ndumba scored 26 Malaysia Super League goals in 56 matches with Felda United and Sarawak between 2015-16.

Jason Dasey is ESPN FC Senior Editor in Singapore. An ex-World Cup EPL host, he has also been a CNN and BBC broadcaster. Twitter: @JasonDasey.

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