Grand finale

Update: 10.58pm - Kelantan win 2-1

The heat is on tonight.

Kelantan take on Negri Sembilan at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil tonight (kick off 8.45pm).

The Malay Mail dedicate a full page for the preview on Friday.

Here are some details of both teams:


“Wan Jamak claims Negri are the underdogs but they are the FA Cup
winners and the defending champions. I think we’re the underdogs. He
also claims we’re only good in the first 20 minutes but Kelantan have
been scoring goals from the second half most of the time.
My boys will be in top form throughout the 90 minutes. It’s going to
be an interesting affair.”

Norshahrul Idlan Talaha (pic)

“Everyone wants to be the underdogs, want to be humble. Perhaps it’s
easier that way…less pressure. I have been waiting for this moment and
hope to score when it matters then most. I enjoy playing alongside
Hairuddin (Omar) and the team is in good shape. I’m confident the
match will end in full time.”

Players to watch: Indra Putra Mahayuddin, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha

Probable line up

GK: Khairul Fahmi Che Mat
Defenders: Zairul Fitree Ishak (left), Rizal Fahmi Abdul Rosid,
Farisham Ismail, Daudsu Jamaluddin (right).
Midfielders: Indra Putra Mahayuddin (left), Badhri Radzi, Shakir
Shaari, Norfarhan Muhammad (right)
Strikers: Norshahrul Idlan Talah, Hairuddin Omar.

Road to final
Group stage
Kelantan 0 Negri 1
PKNS 0 Kelantan 1
Kelantan 3 KL Plus 3
Negri 2 Kelantan 2
Kelantan 4 PKNS 0
KL Plus 0 Kelantan 4

Quarter final
First leg: Selangor 0 Kelantan 0
Second leg: Kelantan 3 Selangor 0

Semi final
First leg: Kedah 0 Kelantan 0
Second leg: Kelantan 1 Kedah 0

Negri Sembilan

Wan Jamak Wan Hassan
“Advancing to the final with a depleted squad is an achievement. The
boys have worked hard and they deserve to be in the final. On paper
Kelantan are the favourites but I believe that the team that plays
well throughout 90 minutes will be crowned champions.”

Rezal Zambry Yahyah

“Our campaign this season is unique as we played without strikers and
still managed to make it to the finals. I guess the team’s fighting
spirit was our driving force. This is our final match and we have to
go all out. I really think this new confidence could make a huge
difference in the final.”

Players to watch: Shahurain Abu Samah, S.Kunalan.

Probable line up
GK: Sani Anuar Kamsani
Defenders: Tg Qayyum Ubaidillah (left), Aidil Zafuan Abdul Razak,
Shukor Adan, Alif Samsudin (right)
Midfielders: Ching Hong Aik (left), Zainal Abdul Halim, Rezal Zambry
Yahya, S.Kunalan (right).
Forwards: Shahurain Abu Samah, Idris Karim.

Road to final

Kelantan 0 Negri 1
Negri 1 KL Plus 1
PKNS 1 Negri 2
Negri 2 Kelantan 2
KL Plus 1 Negri 2
Negri 3 PKNS 1

Quarter final
First leg: Negri 1 Perlis 0
Second leg: Perlis 1 Negri 3

Semi final
First leg: Negri 0 Johor FC 1
Second leg: Johor FC 0 Negri 2

HD says: Kelantan to win 2-0. Wanna bet? Hehe


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