A FOOTBALL tournament between Selangor government agencies was organised by Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) in conjunction with the month-long National Day celebrations.
Six teams – Putrajaya Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP), Selangor Immigration Department, Selangor Road Transport Department (JPJ), MBSJ Enforcement Department, and Serdang and Subang district police headquarters (IPD) – competed in the tournament held at Arena MBSJ in Selangor.
It was 3am when the finals commenced between IPD Serdang and Selangor JPJ.
During the first half, IPD Serdang put the pressure on their opponents and managed to score the first goal of the match.
IPD Serdang’s defence seemed impenetrable but they conceded a penalty and Selangor JPJ equalised.
The second half saw IPD Serdang going on the offensive, spending five minutes on Selangor JPJ’s side of the field.
But when one of their strikers finally got past Selangor JPJ’s defence for a shot at goal, he was flagged for being offside.
A penalty shoot-out took place as a tie-breaker.
The players looked visibly tired from the long day of matches but persevered until the last shot was taken at 4am and Selangor JPJ was declared the winner.
Subang Jaya mayor Datuk Johary Anuar said the tournament’s purpose was to strengthen teamwork among Selangor’s enforcement agencies.
“At the same time, we want to encourage the spirit of sportsmanship among them,” he added.
The winners received a trophy and a medal as well as a cash prize of RM1,000.
Runners-up IPD Serdang received RM750 with medals and in third place, IPD Subang received RM500 with medals.
Also present at the tournament was Subang Jaya deputy mayor Zulkurnain Che Ali, MBSJ enforcement director Muhd Zaki Yusoff, Putrajaya KPDNHEP enforcement chief director Azman Adam, Serdang district police chief ACP A.A. Anbalagan, Subang Jaya district police chief ACP Wan Azlan Wan Mamat, Selangor Immigration deputy director Wan Zetti Rafina Wan Mohd Zuki and JPJ Selangor deputy director Ahmad Kamarulzaman Mehat.