Sabah finished 10th in Malaysia's top-flight last season and failed to make it through to the Mlaaysia Cup's last eight.
"We are upbeat about our chances this season following our formidable performances in friendlies against Sarawak and Brunei," said Sabah team manager Shahriman Abdullah.
"We are determined to be a force to be reckoned with again."
Bolstered by the presence of two newly acquired Australian players in the shape of Brendan Gan and Michael Bird, Sabah trounced Brunei 4-0 at the Penampang Stadium on Wednesday, much to the delight of their fans.
"We have been consistence of late and our Australian imports are blending well with the local players. We have a few tricks in our sleeves and I hope they could prove fruitful," added Shahriman.
Sabah start their latest Super League campaign next Tuesday wen they play away against Felda United.