Veterans bid good luck to Crocs in Malaysia Cup

KUCHING: There is nothing more joyful to Alan Vest and Jeff Curran than to see Sarawak lifting the Malaysia Cup this time around.

The two veterans would very much want the trophy being flown across the South China Sea to the Land Of The Hornbills.

“We want Sarawak to do well,” both men said.

Seeing that the Crocs had preformed quite admirably this season, Vest believed his successor Robert Alberts and the team were able to create history in Sarawak football, much like he did in the 90s when he led the squad to gain promotion to Division One and later become FA Cup champions.

For the Malaysia Cup, however, the state still find it difficult.

On this, Vest said Sarawak were never really a top side in the Malaysian League.

“Good players especially the foreign imports seem to prefer playing with teams in Peninsular Malaysia like Selangor to Sarawak.”

From 1991 to 1998, Vest never failed to bring Crocs to the Malaysia Cup.

For this season, Malaysia Cup will kick off on Aug 20. Sarawak are drawn in Group D with Singapore Lions XII, as well as Kedah and Perak.

For their first match, the Crocs will meet hosts Lions on Sept 17.

It will be a highly anticipated encounter with the Crocs being this season’s Premier League champions while the Lions are winners of the Super League.