THE Sultan of Selangor’s Cup (TSSC) football competition between Singapore and Selangor is set to be another spectacle, thanks to the strong support from generous sponsors this year.
Support for this year’s 18th edition saw over RM1.23mil received in sponsorship, with RM579,999.99 contributed by Selangor state government-linked companies.
Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) has also joined the line of sponsors for this year’s competition as the official broadcaster with Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo presenting the sponsorship to Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at the Istana Alam Shah in Klang during a high-tea reception.
Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari also made a personal contribution to the tournaments with 200 footballs.
Construction and property development company Tanjung Balai Group is into its sixth year as a sponsor and is the title sponsor this year with a contribution of RM380,000.
Selangor State Treasury, Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS), Permodalan Negeri Selangor Bhd (PNSB) each contributed RM100,000, while KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd contributed RM99,999.99 this year.
Meanwhile, Ecoworld Development Group Bhd, Nirvana Memorial Park, Aiman Platinum Sdn Bhd, Everspring Land Sdn Bhd, Setia Awan Group, Splash Sdn Bhd, Mentri Besar Incorporated and Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd each contributed RM50,000 on top of Worldwide Holdings Bhd’s RM30,000.
This year’s lucky draw will also be the most attractive with Tanjung Balai Group sponsoring a brand-new Honda City, Rasniaga Sdn Bhd with a brand-new Harley Davidson 833 Iron as well as Everspring Land Sdn Bhd with three-day and two-night stay at Marriott Kota Kinabalu for three lucky spectators.
Also present at the high-tea ceremony were High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador as well as various state exco members, former and current Selangor and Singapore players.
The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup (TSSC) organising chairman Tan Sri Abdul Karim Munisar said while securing the sponsorship was an arduous task, the support received this year proved that the competition remains a unique and prestigious event.
“This is especially when each year, the much-awaited tournament draws a full-house crowd,” he said.
“It is undeniable that the Selangor and Singapore clash is an epic clash that is set to stir up the nostalgia of good old rivalry.”
At the Shah Alam Stadium last year, Selangor swept all three cups with the Selangor Selection and Veterans beating their counterparts on penalties while the Under-16 players delivered a 2-0 victory.
The prestigious tournament between long-standing rivals Selangor and Singapore will be held in Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor once again on August 24.
This year’s first match will see the Singapore-Selangor Schools Challenge featuring students in the Under-15 age group instead of the Under-16s from last year, followed by the curtain raiser between the veterans before the main match.
Initiated in 2001 by Sultan Sharafuddin, who was then Raja Muda of Selangor, the tournament aimed at fostering stronger relations between Selangor and Singapore, and has since grown to be a platform for both sides to showcase their footballing prowess.
Spectators and fans from both sides will get to relive the rivalry when both teams go head to head yet again, reigniting a rivalry that dates back to 1921 when they met in the first Malaya Cup Final.
Priced at RM10, each ticket bought this year is eligible for five lucky draws and will go on sale a month before the match at Uncle K outlets in SACC Mall Shah Alam, Paradigm Mall Kelana Jaya and Cyberjaya as well as the Shah Alam Stadium on match day.
Fans can also follow the updates of The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup via its Facebook page.
Date: Aug 24, 2019
Venue: Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor
Sponsors: Tanjung Balai Group, Selangor State Treasury, Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS), Permodalan Negeri Selangor Bhd (PNSB), KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd, Rasniaga Sdn Bhd, Splash Sdn Bhd, Mentri Besar Incorporated, Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd, Ecoworld Development Group Bhd, Nirvana Memorial Park, Aiman Platinum Sdn Bhd, Setia Awan Group, Everspring Land Sdn Bhd and Worldwide Holdings Bhd
Official English Media: Star Media Group Bhd
5:30pm - Singapore-Selangor Schools Challenge
8pm - Singapore Veteran vs Selangor Veterans
9pm - S-League Selection vs Selangor Selection
Tickets: (RM10 each) at Uncle K branches (SACC Mall Shah Alam, Paradigm Mall Kelana Jaya and Cyberjaya) and Shah Alam Stadium on match day