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Halcyon days of Malaysian football


Kuppan and Soh holding aloft the Merdeka Cup after winning the Merdeka Tournament in 1976.

Kuppan and Soh holding aloft the Merdeka Cup after winning the Merdeka Tournament in 1976.

THE Merdeka Stadium was the home of Malaysian football. But for legend Datuk M. Kuppan and his teammates of the 1960s, this historic stadium was literally their second home.

This is where the stars of yesteryear were housed to prepare for the prestigious Pestabola Merdeka, held to commemorate Malaysia’s Independence Day.

   

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