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29 Jan 2012

Turtles Triumph... T-Team Fall

It was a good return for former Terengganu Head Coach, Irfan Bakti to Kuala Terengganu as he led his new team, Selangor to a 2-1 win over PBDKT T-Team at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium last night.

The win was the first one for the Red Giants against the club side from Kuala Terengganu in five matches. In a match played in front of just a few hundreds spectators, Selangor looked in control right from the beginning with their central defender Ramez Jamal Dayoub playing a big part in subduing the threat from T-Team forwards, Zachariah Simukonda and former Selangor player, Fadzli Saari.

Fadzli managed to break free in the seventh minute but Selangor goalkeeper, Norazlan Razali managed to save at his feet. Both teams struggled to make an impact but in a quick counter-attack Selangor's Fitri Shazwan was brought down by veteran T-Team defender, Rosdi talib inside the box and the referee did not hesitate in pointing to the spot.

Dayoub took the responsibility and converted the spot-kick after sending Iqbal Suhaimi the wrong way in the 34th minute. The first half ended with the Red Giants going into the dressing room with a one goal lead.

The lead only to last two minutes into the second half. T-Team blistering start to the half saw Selangor struggling to cope with them and Dayoub brought down the lanky Simukonda in the box, earning him a booking in the process and conceding a penalty.

T-Team skipper, Zairo Anuar did not have any problem in beating Norazlan to level the score. It was his fifth goal of the season.

Simukonda who was injured by Dayoub's challenge was replaced by Khairul Izwan. The substitute was quite lively but lack of understanding between him and Fadzli robbed T-Team of a number of good chance while Faiz Subri who had a good first half was continuously fouled by the Selangor players.

Then with twelve minutes remaining, Selangor won themselves a corner. Defender Nasriq Bahrom who was lurking at the edge of the penalty area headed the ball towards the far post where Azidan Sarudin stole in to divert the ball past Iqbal to restore Selangor's lead.

Tried as hard as they might T-Team could not conjure up another equaliser with Faiz coming closest with a rising shot from just inside the box which went just slightly over the bar. The defeat saw T-Team dropped to sixth while Selangor went up to fifth.

Kelantan remained on top after easily dispatching bottom side, Kuala Lumpur 3-0 at the Sultan Mohamad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu. Following closely were Terengganu who adopted well to the artificial surface at the Jalan Besar Stadium to beat Lions XII 1-0. The solitary goal came courtesy of Francis Doe whose composure saw him holding off the challenge from the Lions players before fetching the ball beyond goalkeeper, Izwan Mahbob.

Perak defeated Felda United to remain in third while Negeri Sembilan moved up to fourth despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Sarawak in Kuching. Johor FC still have yet to win at home but their away form has been good. They beat Kedah in Alor Setar 2-1 for their second win on the road.

In a match played on Friday, PKNS FC and Sabah shared the spoils as they battled out to a 2-2 draw at the MBPJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya.


22 Jan 2012

Terengganu Win...

...The Turtle Derby

Terengganu moved to second place in the Super League after winning their 'Turtle' derby encounter with PBDKT T-Team at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium last night. The Turtles' new striker, Francis Doe scored twice as he helped his team coming back from being a goal down early in the match to win 2-1.

T-Team, sporting a new red away shirt started aggressively in front of a near full Sultan Ismail and were rewarded when they were awarded a penalty in the 12th minute when Terengganu goalkeeper brought down T-Team striker, Zachariah Simukonda in the penalty box. The goalkeeper was flashed the yellow card instead of red as the ball was moving away from goal.

Skipper Zairo Anuar who already scored three goals this season stepped up and sent Sharbinee the wrong way. However, an encroachment by a T-Team player caused the penalty to be retaken. This time, Sharbinee went the right way but the sheer power in Zairo's effort was enough to beat his despairing dive.

Four minutes later, disaster struck for Yunus Alif's boys when Terengganu forward, Ashaari Shamsuddin found himself clear with just Iqbal Suhaimi in the T-Team goal to beat. However, he was brought down inside the box by defender Shahril Faizal.

T-Team players felt aggrieved when the referee flashed the red card instead of yellow to the full-back, feeling that it should have been the case too with Sharbinee earlier. However, the official's decision stood and Doe stepped up to send Iqbal the wrong way and level the score.

The match was finally balanced with both teams adopting good passing game. Faiz Subri caused a lot of problems for the Terengganu defence with his run which resulted in fouls around the penalty area. However none of these dead-ball situations led to another goal for the 'away' side.

Instead it was Doe who made the most of the chance that came his way. Iqbal saved with his trailing leg when the Liberian broke through in the 53rd minute but seven minutes later in an almost the same situation he notched the winner for Terengganu.

The defeat saw T-Team dropped to fourth, level on points with Negeri Sembilan but having a better goal difference. The Malaysia Cup champions defeated Felda United 1-0 in Paroi. Perak moved up to third after they won 1-0 in Pasir Gudang against Johor FC who are still looking for their first point at home this season.

Lions XII also registered a 1-0 away win. Their first away win saw them moving up to sixth, leapt-frogging Selangor who were held to a scoreless draw by Sarawak. Kuala Lumpur remained at the bottom of the pile after a 1-1 draw against PKNS FC while Kelantan, having won their away match in Alor Setar 3-0 against Kedah yesterday remained on top.


20 Jan 2012

Derby Day... Kuala Terengganu

The first Turtle Derby will take place tomorrow with Terengganu hosting PBDKT T-Team at their shared ground, the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu. The current Super League leader know that a defeat will see them relinquishing the lead to Kelantan who are expected to get a positive result from their trip to Alor Setar to face a struggling Kedah side.

T-Team who lost their perfect record after being held to a 0-0 draw by Sabah on Tuesday are looking forward to continue their good start to the season at the expense of Terengganu. However there are a bit of concerns regarding their foreign striker, Zachariah Simukonda who despite already scoring one goal this season, seemed to be playing below par in all three matches he started so far.

Head Coach Yunus Alif already indicated that he will have to sort things out with the lanky African if his performance does not rise to the level expected from an experienced player like him. With players like Zairo Anuar Zalani and Faiz Subri who could create chances for him, he is expected to show a more clinical performance in front of goal.

Another foreign player in T-Team's book is in the opposite situation to Simukonda. Bosnian defender Bojan Petric has been a rock in the heart of the club defence which has kept three consecutive clean sheets now. However Petric's ability will be severely tested when he comes face to face with Terengganu's Francis Doe.

Doe who scored the only goal of the match on his competitive debut in Sarawak on Tuesday will be looking forward to add to his tally after being kept on the leash for so long due to the 'registration controversy' involving Terengganu and the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).

The Liberian brings a new dimension to The Turtles attack with his tenacity and good close control and his good vision could bring others into play too. After his goalscoring performance in Kuching, Terengganu fans will surely be looking forward to see the man they call 'Grandpa' back home in Liberia in action.

Another player looking forward to make his home debut is Erison Da Silva or better known as 'Baiano' who also contributed greatly to the win in Kuching, especially with his goal-line clearance that prevented Sarawak from scoring their equaliser. An aggressive midfielder, he also has an eye for a good pass.

As for T-Team, they know they have to win against their so called 'big brother' in order to maintain their stay at the top of the Super League and it will be no surprise if there are going to be a few tense moments as both sets of players will try to get the better of each other.

Other fixtures will see Selangor and Negeri Sembilan will try getting back on winnings ways against Sarawak and KL Felda United respectively. The Red Giants who were shocked by Felda on Tuesday are hoping their home advantage will count against The Crocs who are yet to win away this season.

Felda also are yet to win on their travels with a 3-0 defeat in Kuala Terengganu are still fresh on their mind. The Settlers will have to be at their best to get a good result against Negeri Sembilan who enjoy playing in front of their home crowd.

Sabah will take the positives from their draw against T-Team on Tuesday to make sure all three points will stay in Kota Kinabalu when they take on Singapore Lions XII. A win for the Sabahawks is going to be the perfect birthday present for their Head Coach, Justin Ganai who turns 56 today.

Johor FC are yet to collect any point at home and are hoping for a good result against Perak when the two meet at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium tonight. The Bees were looking good for a point against Kelantan on Tuesday until Norshahrul Idlan Talaha scored winner for The Stags. Against The Buffaloes they hope to make good use of their home advantage and get all three points.

Bottom team Kuala Lumpur are hosting PKNS FC at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka for the only afternoon kick-off of the weekend. With both teams are yet to win this season, they are looking at this fixture as the best point to start winning especially both teams are propping up the rest of the table along with Kedah.


18 Jan 2012

East Coast...

...Rule at the Top

After three matches teams from the East Coast of Malaysia are occupying the top three spots at the top of the Super League. Despite being held to a goal-less draw by Sabah in Kuala Terengganu PBDKT T-Team continue to lead the table on goal difference over Kelantan who registered a 2-1 home victory over Johor FC.

Indra Putra Mahyuddin pleased the home crowd who had endured a goal-less first 45 minutes with the opener ten minutes into the second half but they were silenced six minutes later when The Bees levelled the score through Mohamad Khairul Ismail. National striker became the toast of the night for Kelantan when he notched the winner in the 72nd minute.

Terengganu climbed into third place after new signing, Francis Doe scored on his debut for The Turtles in the 1-0 win over Sarawak in Kuching. The Liberian started for Terengganu for the first time in a competitive match along with Brazilian midfielder, Baiano.

It was the home side that dominated the match and created a few chances but Terengganu goalkeeper, Sharbinee Allawee performed well between the sticks to deny the home team from scoring. Then in the 36th minute Doe shrugged off the attention from three Sarawak players before unleashing a stiff shot past the unrushing Saiful Amar Sudar for the only goal of the match.

Perak who had beaten Terengganu on the opening day are also level on points with the Turtles but have an inferior goal difference. They are in fourth after defeating Negeri Sembilan 2-1 in Ipoh.

Former national striker, Akmal Rizal Rakhli scored a brace in the second half as The Buffaloes staged a comeback after Negeri Sembilan striker, Effa Owona had put the visitors ahead after five minutes.

Perhaps the biggest result of the day was the 1-0 win by Felda United over Selangor at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka which saw The Settlers moving up to fifth, leapt-frogging The Deers and The Red Giants. Midfielder Azrul Ahmad scored the only goal of the match on the half hour mark.

Lions XII recorded their first victory with a 2-1 win over bottom team Kuala Lumpur. The struggling City Boys fell behind when their defender, Aiman Syazwan put the ball into his own net four minutes before the interval. Shahdan Sulaiman increased the margin twelve minutes into the second half.

However, Kuala Lumpur were handed a lifeline in the 67th minute when Lions defender Safuwan Baharudin conceded a penalty. To compound the matter, the referee flashed the defender a second yellow card which meant the home side had to cope with just ten men.

Fazuan Abdullah converted the spot-kick to reduce the deficit. Unfortunately for Kuala Lunpur, despite their numerical advantage they just could not conjure an equaliser and in the end suffered their third successive defeat which saw them remaining at the foot of the table.

Sabah despite their point in Kuala Terengganu found themselves dropping down to ninth in the table with their Borneo counterparts Sarawak a place below them in tenth. Johor FC and PKNS FC also lost grounds, the latter failed to make use of their home ground as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Kedah in a drab match.


15 Jan 2012

T-Team Reclaimed Top Spot...

...Terengganu Began Ascending

PBDKT T-Team returned to the top of the Super League with a convincing 3-0 victory over Kuala Lumpur at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka yesterday. In the only afternoon kick-off T-Team dominated the City Boys who were playing in Melaka as their own KLFA Stadium in Cheras is currently under renovation.

T-Team skipper Zairo Anuar Zalani scored a brace. The first one coming around the half hour mark when he unleashed an unstoppable shot just from the outside of the penalty area. Foreign player Zachariah Simukonda then added the second in the 70th minute with a header from a long ball by Mohamad Hasbullah.

Then ten minutes from time Zairo notched his second of the match with his trade-mark free-kick to ensure T-Team remained as the only team with a perfect record. Goalkeeper Mohamad Iqbal Suhaimi kept his second clean sheet in as many matches.

In Kuala Terengganu later that evening, Terengganu repeated the scoreline against visiting KL Felda United to get their Super League campaign back on track after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Perak in Ipoh on Tuesday. Despite not scoring, Terengganu striker Abdul Manaf Mamat had a hand in two of The Turtles' goals.

The first was when he headed down the ball into the path of Ismail Faruqi who unleashed a low shot that beat Felda United goalkeeper, Mohamad Suffian all the way. The home crowd responded in an upbeat manner but for all their shouting and drumming the score remained until half time.

At 1-0 there was always a chance for Felda to snatch a late goal and force a draw. But Terengganu could not create a clear cut chance in order to get the cushion of a second goal. As the match went on, The Turtles forward Ashaari Shamsuddin who usually play on the left began to play more centrally.

This paid dividends as in the 73rd minute the 2010 Super League topscorer opened his account for the 2012 edition with a fine individual skill after receiving a cross from substitute, Hasmizan Kamarodin. His shot from the top of the box took a deflection off Felda United skipper Mohamad Hardi Jaafar to completely wrong footed Suffian who was already committed.

Then in the 78th minute Felda United were reduced to ten men after their defender, Mohamad Nazri Ahmad was flashed a second yellow card after bringing down Abdul Manaf just outside the penalty box.

Four minutes from time chaos reigned as referee flashed Hardi with a second yellow card after he fouled Terengganu substitute, Shamsul Kamal. It meant that Felda will play the remainder of the match with just nine men. However referee Syed Azhar Syed Kamar had failed to notice that his linesman had raised his flag for an offside against Shamsul. He quickly rectified the situation but this brought anger among the Terengganu fans.

However the home fans were rewarded for their angst when deep into injury time Abdul Manaf released Ashaari with a fine pass and his team-mate finished with a plomb, easily dispatching the ball past Suffian for a 3-0 scoreline to the Turtles.

The result saw Terengganu climbed to fifth place, behind Negeri Sembilan who won 2-0 at Johor FC, Selangor who held on to a 1-0 win over Perak at the Nasional Stadium and Kelantan who were held to a 1-1 draw by PKNS FC on Friday.

In the Borneo 'derby', it was the Hawks that came out on top with a 2-1 over Sarawak at the Likas Stadium. Michael Baird and Bobby Gonzales scored for Sabah in the first half while former Terengganu and Felda United player, K Rajan reduced the deficit with fifteen minutes remaining.

In Alor Setar, Kedah and Lions XXI remained win-less after sharing the spoils in a goalless draw. Both teams suffered opening day defeats and with just one point there were propping the rest with bottom team Kuala Lumpur.


14 Jan 2012

T-Team Pipped...

...from The Top

T-Team stay at the top of the Super League was cut short when defending champions Kelantan 1-1 draw with PKNS FC last night was enough to see The Stags overtake the club side from Kuala Terengganu with just a single point.

However they could reclaim the spot with an identical result or better when they take on Kuala Lumpur at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka this afternoon. T-Team forward, Mohamad Faiz Subri will be looking forward to add to his tally against a Kuala Lumpur side which lost their opening fixture against Sarawak in Kuching.

Sarawak meanwhile will travel to Kota Kinabalu for the Borneo 'derby'. Buoyed by their win over Kuala Lumpur, Robert Alberts boys will be keen to add the Hawks to their list of victims even though his counterpart Justin Ganai is hoping for his boys to bounce back after losing to Felda United on Tuesday.

Goalkeeper Syed Adney if selected will be keen to erase the memory of his mistake that led to Felda's second goal when his misjudgment left him in no-man's land, presenting Yong Kuong Yong with a simple task of heading the ball into the empty net.

The former Kuala Lumpur player will be trying his best to help his new team in getting a good result tonight in Kuala Terengganu as The Settlers take on a Terengganu team aiming to get their season on the right track after losing in Ipoh to Perak in their first match.

With the positive news that their foreign players could be registered after FAM extended the registration deadline to 13 February, The Turtles' fans are looking forward to this match to ensure they would be challenging for the Super League title again this season.

Perak whose victory over Terengganu ensured them a winning start to the new season travel to Selangor who staged a comeback at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi against Negeri Sembilan. The match which ended in a 2-2 scoreline could change in the future as there are doubts in regards of the eligibility of one of their foreign player, Lebanese Ramez Dayoub.

Negeri Sembilan meanwhile made a short trip to Pasir Gudang to play Johor FC. The Bees won their away match against PKNS FC and would be confident of a good display against the Malaysia Cup champions whose striker, Jean Effa Owona is in a good scoring form with four goals already in two matches.

Up north, two losing sides meet at the Darul Aman Stadium as Kedah entertain Lions XII. The Canaries who suffered a 3-0 reverse in Kuala Terengganu against T-Team, will be hoping to put on a good performance in front of their passionate home crowd.

Former Kedah striker, V Sundramoorthy who is now in charge of The Lions, will also be hoping his charges are able to get over their 2-1 home defeat against Kelantan and concentrate in getting a good result and make their mark in their first season back in Malaysian football scene.


11 Jan 2012

Stylish Win...

...for T-Team

PBDKT T-Team began the 2012 Malaysian Super League season in stylish fashion with a comprehensive 3-0 over Kedah at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu. The huge margin also saw the club side from Terengganu sitting at the top of the standings for the first time in their history.

New signing from Perlis, Mohamad Faiz Subri was the hero for T-Team with a brace on his debut. The first one was in the 11th minute when he unleashed a right foot shot from the edge of the penalty box that had the entire Kedah defence beaten. Then in the 28th minute, he stooped low to connect with a free-kick by Zairo Anuar Zalani which once again rendered Abdul Hadi helpless.

Then four minutes later, Zairo who was named as T-Team captain for the new season, treated the 200+ fans at the Sultan Ismail with one of his special from dead ball situation. This time his corner kick swerved and went past the already committed Abdul Hadi and into the net.

Three nil to the good and Kedah were never look capable of making a comeback from such a big deficit.

T-Team Head Coach, Yunus Alif was elated with the win and hoped that it will a launchpad that will see his team challenging for the Super League title this season. But the big test for them will be against Kuala Lumpur on Saturday at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka as T-Team try to shed the image of a yo-yo team, excellent against the big boys but mediocre against lesser opponents.

It was not all sweet for Terengganu football fans though as The Turtles failed to get their 2012 Super League campaign on a winning note. Instead they fell to a wonderful long range strike by Slovakian player, Michal Kubala with just fifteen minutes to go.

Prior to the goal, a rejuvenated Perak side took control of the match and Terengganu had much to thank their goalkeeper Sharbinee Allawee who kept The Buffaloes attacks at bay on a number of occasions. However there was nothing much he could do with Kubala's strike and Terengganu must now regroup and set their mind on winning their home match against Felda United on Saturday.

Felda meanwhile played their match early in the afternoon and came out on top against Sabah. Raimi Mohamad Noor gave Felda the lead before former Kuala Lumpur player Yong Kuong Yong scoring the second after a horrendous mistake by Sabah goalkeeper, Syed Adney. The Liverpool born custodian misjudged the flight of the ball allowing Yong to head home with Adney stranded off his line.

The Settlers certainly will be looking forward to their trip to Kuala Terengganu, hoping for another good result that will maintain their title challenge momentum.

Former Terengganu Head Coach, Irfan Bakti could get some sense of satisfaction after seeing his new team Selangor coming back from two goal down to snatch a point against Negeri Sembilan, the team that wrecked his dream of winning the Malaysia Cup last season.

Negeri's foreign striker Jean Effa Owona scored a brace to give the home fans a feel good feeling going into the interval. But Amirulhadi Zainal stiff grounder reduced the deificit before Safiq Rahim levelled the score from the penalty spot.

Another Selangor side, PKNS FC could not make such a comeback against Johor FC at the MBPJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya. The Bees went two goals ahead, thanks to strikes from Riduan Maon and Azi Shazril from the penalty spot. PKNS managed to reduce the deficit through Fauzan Dzulkifli, also from the penalty spot. Despite finishing with just ten men, Johor FC held on for their 2-1 win.

Sarawak marked their return to the top flight with a 2-0 win over troubled Kuala Lumpur. However fans at the Sarawak State Stadium had to wait until late in the match before K Ravindran and Hairol Mokhtar struck eight minutes between one another to give Robert Alberts men a winning start to their season.

At the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore, Super League champions Kelantan came back from behind to beat Lions XII 2-1 with goals from Norshahrul Idlan Talaha and a spot kick by Mohamed Ghaddar. This was after the home crowd was uplifted when Baihakki Khaizan had put the Lions ahead early in the match.


10 Jan 2012

Big Boys...

...Coming In.

Today the big boys in Malaysian football will take to the field as the Malaysian Super League kick-off with seven matches across the nation. It is also the day which will see Singapore returning to the Malaysian football scene after leaving in 1995.

In the round only afternoon kick-off, Felda United will take on Sabah at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka at 4.45pm. Meanwhile further down south, Singapore XII host defending Super League champions, Kelantan at the Jalan Besar Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7.45pm.

The Lions skipper, Shahril Ishak is wary of the East Coast team's reputation but they have made a dossier of the Stags strengths and weaknesses and now are ready to take on Peter Butler's charges. The Singaporeans are also hoping the unfamiliarity of Malaysian teams playing on an artificial pitch will be to their advantage.

Across the South China Sea, Robert Alberts' boys will face Kuala Lumpur on their return to the top flight. Last season Premier League runners-up are looking to take full points against the cash strapped City Boys who are made up with almost entirely new face for the new season.

At the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi, two coaches whose teams met on the last day of the 2011 Malaysian League, will meet on the first day of this season competition. Azrai Khor Abdullah whose Negeri Sembilan team got the better of Irfan Bakti's Terengganu in the Malaysia Cup final will entertain the Kelantanese coach who this time will try his luck with the Red Giants of Selangor.

Terengganu meanwhile under new Head Coach, Mat Zan Mat Aris will have to rely on local talents at least until March after their foreign players are ruled ineligible to play in the league by FAM, despite receiving a circular stating they are able to sign them beyond the registration deadline.

FAM Secretary-General Datuk Azzudin Ahmad later apologized for the mix-up and clarified that the circular was referring to the AFC Cup competition and not the league.

The Turtles travel to Ipoh to take on The Buffaloes and after finishing last season Super League in second place, are hoping for a good start to ensure they will be able to challenge for the title again.

In Kuala Terengganu, club side PBDKT T-Team entertain Kedah at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah. After losing three influential players in Norfarhan Muhammad, Indra Putra Mahyudin and Azizi Che Rose during the close season, T-Team have strengthen their side with the signing of Selangor duo Fadzlie Saari and Iqbal Suhaimi, former Perlis striker Zachariah Simukonda and Bosnian defender, Bojan Petric.

The Canaries meanwhile have retained most of their core players and will be hoping to get a good result in Kuala Terengganu in order for them to improve on their fourth place finish last season.


9 Jan 2012

It's Here...


Fans of local football will be looking forward to today's round of fixture to get their fix when the 2012 Malaysian League begin with the first match in the Premier League.

Matches will begin as early as 4.45pm with Sime Darby FC entertaining Young Tigers 'B' at the Selayang Municipal Stadium while around the same time in Muar, the Muar Municipal Council will take on Perlis at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium.

The rest of the fixtures will be played in the evening with Pahang taking on Johor Bahru City Council at the new home ground in Temerloh. In Pasir Gudang, Johor will play against the Royal Malaysian Police while at the USM Stadium, the university side will begin their league campaign against POS Malaysia FC.

The most awaited match will be the one in at the MBPJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya where big spending Malaysian Armed Forces entertain newcomers, Betaria FC the winner of the 2011 FAM Cup competition.

Terengganu do not have any team playing in the division but these pages will try to bring you the scores and standings of the Premier League as well as the Super League.

After the season opening Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Cup charity match on Saturday, this will be the real deal where points are up for grabs to ensure a good start to the long journey for these team with the sole aim to be among the elite in the Super League which will begin tomorrow.

Afternoon kick-off:
Sime Darby FC vs Young Tigers B
Muar MC vs Perlis

Evening kick-off:
Pahang vs Johor Bahru City Council
USM FC vs POS Malaysia FC
Johor vs Royal Malaysian Police
Malaysian Armed Forces vs Betaria FC

Results from the above fixtures:
Sime Darby FC [2] vs Young Tigers [1]
Muar MC [7] vs Perlis [2]
Pahang [1] vs Johor Bahru City Council [0]
USM FC [2] vs POS Malaysia FC [1]
Johor [1] vs Royal Malaysian Police [1]
Malaysian Armed Forces [2] vs Betaria FC [0]