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Thursday October 17, 2013 MYT 7:48:00 PM
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by eric samuel
Kelantan's Indra Putra has a go at goal in the Malaysia Cup match against Johor Darul Takzim. Kelantan won 6-1. Kelantan will be hoping to repeat that result when they face Armed Forces on Friday night. – Bernama Photo
PETALING JAYA: No more come-from-behind acts, please.
Kelantan team manager Azman Ibrahim has had enough of it in their quarter-final clash against Johor Darul Takzim (JDT).
The Red Warriors lost the first leg 4-2 in Larkin before staging a magnificent display in the return leg in Kota Baru to thrash JDT 6-1 for an 8-5 aggregate win.
So, Azman has warned his men to keep it tight in their semi-final, first-leg clash against Armed Forces at the Selayang Stadium on Friday night.
“We must keep it tight this time. We cannot afford to trail by two goals (like against JDT). I’ll be happy with an away draw,” said Azman.
The red army are expected to take the lion’s share of the 10,000 tickets which will be on sale at the Selayang Stadium on Friday.
The tickets are priced at RM20 (terrace) and RM30 (grandstand). About 7,000 Kelantan fans residing in the Klang Valley are expected to attend the game.
Azman said that they would not underestimate the soldiers “although we beat them 3-2 in extra-time in the Malaysia Cup final last year”.
“It is almost the same set of players. We are aware of their strength, especially their prolific goal-getter Marlon James,” he said.
Kelantan won the treble last season under coach Bojan Hodak.
This year, they’ve retained the FA Cup crown and won a spot in the AFC Cup next season.
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