KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 25 (Bernama) -- Terengganu's top scorer, Dos Santos was among six players dropped from the squad for next season's Premier League.
Besides the Brazilian, the others are his fellow countryman Daniel Morano Borges who plays in attack and four locals, Mathirool Mohamad, Rosli Husin, Rosmadi Mamat and Syed Ridzuan Syed Abdullah, all midfielders.
The decision to drop them was taken at an executive committee meeting of the FA of Terengganu (TFA) here Sunday.
TFA president, Datuk Che Mat Jusoh said although Santos emerged as the top scorer for Terengganu with six goals, his performance was not up to expectations in the Premier League.
"We also dropped the four locals to give them an opportunity to find new teams for the next season," he told reporters here.
Che Mat said the other two import players, Helton Sores (midfielder) from Brazil and Portugal's Fabio Flor De Azevedo (defender) would be retained to strengthen the squad next year.
He added that the meeting also decided that four Terengganu President's Cup players, Ahmad Ashari Shamsudin, Sarbani Ahmad, Mohamad Zulharisham and Abdullah Mohd Nor would replace the four locals dropped and that they would be scouting for two new import footballers soon.