Liberia striker Kpah Sherman will continue playing his club football in Malaysia after agreeing on a deal to stay with Malaysia Premier League club, Malaysia Indian Sport Council-Malaysia Football Association, commonly known as MISC-MIFA.
He agreed a deal with the premier league side for the upcoming 2018 season. Having joined the club in June 2016 after the first phase of the league, he made a quick impact as he helped the club escape late relegation from the Premier League. He scored seven goals and provided three assists in nine games as MISC-MIFA finished just a place above the two relegated teams with 14 points from 22 games.
His performance in his first season in Malaysian football saw him attract many clubs within the country, but he opted to stay with MISC-MIFA to get more adjusted to the Malaysian game. He told The Bush that Chicken it was his hope to move forward at the end of the season but that he chose to remain because the club has never wavered in providing him with opportunities.
“Through [MISC-MIFA], I was able to make my debut in Malaysian football and they have been great to me since I arrived in the country,” Sherman said. “Fortunately for me, I quickly settled and helped the club remain in the Premier League. I could have moved on, but with the club asking me to stay, I saw it necessary because I think it will help me settle in the Malaysian game for good because I just had half of the season here.”
The former Aces striker has set his eyes on registering between 15 to 18 goals by the end of the 2018 season. Unlike his debut season where he targeted 10 goals, Kpah is now aiming for more in the upcoming season.
“I’m going for more goals this season,” he told The Bush Chicken. “We will have 22 games in the league. I’ll be setting the range of 15-18 goals. It sounds a bit difficult, but I know I can.”
Sherman became the first of the four foreign players to be signed by the club for the 2018 season which is expected to begin in February.
Featured photo courtesy of MISC-MIFA