Abdul Karim (sixth from right, in red) presenting the three trophies at a press conference held in Concorde Hotel, Singapore.
THE newly added Under-16 football match between Singapore Sports School and the combined secondary schools in Selangor, under the 16th edition of Sultan of Selangor’s Cup (TSSC), will see greater support from younger football fans.
The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup organising chairman Tan Sri Abdul Karim Munisar said they would like to see more youngsters given the opportunity to not only get to know the Selangor-versus-Singapore tradition in Malaysian football but also take part in the Sultan of Selangor’s Cup.
The event, featuring three games, will be held in Singapore on May 6.
“We are proud to see the younger generation’s keen interest in the Sultan of Selangor’s Cup; going to the Shah Alam Stadium these past few years with their family and friends to watch this unique and friendly tournament between two of the biggest football teams in the local scene,” Abdul Karim told a press conference after unveiling the Singapore-Selangor Schools Challenge Cup at Concorde Hotel in Singapore on Friday.
The Under-16 match will be held for the first time, in addition to the TSSC. In the past, the event featured the main match between Singapore Selection against Selangor Selection and the veterans match.
This year’s TSSC, on May 6, will be held at the new state-of-the-art National Stadium Singapore after a seven-year hiatus due to the massive renovation work at the stadium.
At the joint press conference with the Singapore Football Association, Abdul Karim who is also the Selangor team manager said last year’s FA Cup finalist PKNS FC had been chosen to represent the state against the Lions for the TSSC this year.
“This is not the first time that Selangor FA has been sidelined to represent the state in the football tournament.
“Back in 2004, MPPJ FC was picked to play in the Sultan of Selangor’s Cup and I believe PKNS FC will do us proud by winning the trophy,” he said.
Abdul Karim said at least 10,000 fans from Selangor were expected to cross the Causeway on match day to support their team.
The Sultan of Selangor’s fans can follow the updates of TSSC via its Facebook page.
Tickets are priced at RM10 and are available at Uncle K outlets at Paradigm Mall in Petaling Jaya, SACC Mall in Shah Alam and Cyberjaya.