JDT players lifting Tengku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (centre) in celebration at the Super League trophy presentation at Larkin Stadium. - LIM CHENG KIAT/The Star
JOHOR BARU: Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) are on top of the world.
The Johor FA president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim said that the golden era of Johor football is back following the teams success to clinch the Super League title on Wednesday.
The Tengku Mahkota of Johor pointed out that initiatives and steps to improve the game was mooted during a Malaysia Cup match between Johor and Johor FC at Larkin Stadium in 2012.
Tunku Ismail added that a 27-year-old man went down to the field and made a promise infront a few fans to make Johor a force again.
“I have fulfilled it to the fans and that we have become a force in the local football scene. Now, we are back on top and we will stay there,” he said during the trophy presentation ceremony held at Larkin Stadium here.
JDT won the title after beating Sarawak (1-0) in Kuching while Selangor only managed a draw against relegated Selangor PKNS FC.
An array of fireworks and screams from thousands of fans made it a carnival-like atmosphere at the stadium. Earlier, JDT player paraded the league trophy in an open bus top around the city centre.