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Wednesday October 2, 2013 MYT 7:38:00 PM
Wednesday October 2, 2013 MYT 7:43:41 PM
by eric samuel
PETALING JAYA: Defending champions SMK Tunku Anum of Kedah are on course to retain the Ministry of Education League (MELC) Under-17 Championship title for the fourth consecutive year.
The Project school from Kedah will have homeground advantage when they face SMK Bukit Nenas of Terengganu in the final at the Darulaman Stadium in Alor Setar on Saturday at 4pm.
Tunku Anum head coach Mohd Rizal Johan admitted that playing in front of their home fans would be an added advantage for the boys.
“We’re confident of winning the title for the fourth time. But we will not underestimate our opponents. They are quite a physical side and we have to be cautious,” said Mohd Rizal.
SMK Tunku Anum booked their place in the final after beating SMK Syed Hassan of Perlis 2-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals. In contrast, SMK Bukit Nenas made the final after a narrow 3-2 aggregate win over SMK Za’ab of Negri Sembilan.
SMK Bukit Nenas coach Asahari Salim said that they planned to go all the way after coming this far in the competition.
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