Malaysia hit back to draw with Afghanistan

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Ong Kim Swee’s Malaysia hit back on the stroke of half-time to earn a second consecutive draw in their friendly match against Afghanistan.

The Tigers came from a goal behind to draw in their friendly with Afghanistan on Tuesday night at the Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor.

Ong made eight changes from the team that started against Singapore as he continued to look at his options ahead of next month’s AFF Suzuki CUp approaching, with only Baddrol Bakhtiar, Shahrul Saad and Nazirul Naim Che Hashim starting.

Afghanistan started the stronger and it was no surprise when they took the lead on 21 minutes, Noarollah Amiri hitting the target after the Tiger’s defence failed to deal with a corner.

But Malaysia hit back in first-half stoppage time when substitute Hadin Azman headed in from a Matthew Davies cross.

The Tigers pushed forward looking for a winner in the second half, but failed to break down the visitors defence as Ong’s side finished with a second draw in two matches following Friday’s 0-0 draw in Singapore.