Sumareh goal sends Pahang through to FA Cup quarters

Gambian forward Mohamadou Sumareh’s diving header sent Pahang into the Malaysian FA Cup quarter-final after a feisty fight with defending champions Kedah.

Sumareh, eligible for the Scorpions, forced the Kedah defense into a foul just before the break and the Gambian found the back of the net from the resulting free-kick.

It was the second goal of the campaign for the 23-year-old Fajara-born after netting his first in a 3-0 league win over Kelantan FA last month.

Pahang are second on the Malaysian top-tier league table, two points behind leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim after five outings.