Selangor’s campaign in the AFC Cup football tournament took a severe blow when they went down to a humiliating 1-6 defeat by Indonesian club Sriwijaya in a Group F match at the Jaka Baring Stadium in Palembang yesterday.
National striker Mohd Safee Sali put the Red Giants ahead in the 16th minute before his side caved in.
Sriwijaya scored their goals through St Kitts and Nevis international striker and former Sabah player Keith Gumbs (86th, 89th), Arif Suyono (38th, 69th), Krangar Zah (39th) and Rachmat Maruf (58th).
The FA of Selangor (FAS) secretary, Datuk Mohd Hamidin Amin, said that their team lost shape after skipper Mohd Amri Yahyah was sacked two minutes after the break.
Selangor were held to a goalless draw by Binh Duong of Vietnam in their opening game in Shah Alam last month. They play against Victory of Maldives next in Mali on March 24.