Joel Epalle is set to play against Kelantan if everything goes well with his permit application with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).

This is following him being formally signed by Sarawak. ┬áThe statement was released by Joel’s agent Jules Denis Onana.

The statement on Onana’s official facebook said that Epalle is set to help develop the young players in Sarawak as he has vast experience at the international level with participation in the World Cup, African Cup of Nations, Olympic Cup and also having strong presence in the German and Greek leagues.

Onana also said that he is confident Joel will deliver for Sarawak, and that Joel has proven this when he scored the equalizer for Sarawak in the Sarawak-Malaysia friendly. Onana added that the goal shows that Joel is a top player as he had little rest prior to the game, while he was still suffering form jetlag after flying in to Kuching from France.

Sarawak fans have in chorus welcomed Joel to their fort and are hungry for him to propel Sarawak to more winning results.

(Photo of Joel Epalle taken by the Borneo Post)