Almost three decades ago, K.Devan (pic right) and B.Satianathan (pic left) played for the same team – Negri Sembilan.
Both saw action on the pitch under various coaches including Zainuddin Husin, Tony Chia and Brazilian Santos.
Devan was born and bred in Seremban, having graduated from Sekolah Menengah Teknik Ampangan.
Satianathan, who was once the national coach, studied in Muar but started his footballing career in Seremban.
Tonight both coaches will face off in a Super League match as Devan’s Selangor host Satianathan’s Kelantan at the Shah Alam Stadium (kick off 8.45pm).
The Red Giants are eager to continue their supremacy at the top of the table (53 points out of 21 matches) while the east coast Red Warriors are eager to collect points as they trail at the second spot (48 points).
One thing for sure, its going to be an interesting affair just before Germany takes on Uruguay in the World Cup 3rd-4th playoffs tomorrow morning (2.30am).
HD says: May the best team win.