There’s more than just football for JDT


  • Football
  • Saturday, 28 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s foremost football club Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) are one team with a big heart when it comes to helping others in need.The six-time Super League champions are currently top in the 12-team standing with 10 points following three wins and a draw when the league was postponed because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

They are also tops when it comes to helping the less fortunate, especially during the current crisis caused by Covid-19.

All the players have pledged to donate to the Johor Disaster Fund to ease the burden of those affected by the pandemic.

This is not the first time the Super League champions have come forward to help those facing setbacks.

In 2016, the Southern Tigers provided financial aid to Brazilian football club Chapecoense, who lost a majority of their players and coaching staff in a tragic plane crash.

And in 2017, JDT donated their prize money from their Malaysia Cup win to the flood victims in Penang.

Last year, the Southern Tigers raised RM680,000 for charity through a JDT All-Stars friendly match at the Larkin Stadium.

JDT skipper Harris Harun said the players will contribute a portion of their salaries to the Johor Disaster Fund.

“The Covid-19 outbreak has challenged each and every one of us and society needs to come together in this trying times, ” said Harris, a Singapore international.

“I hope that our contributions will help many and I urge many more to come forward to make any form of a contribution to help humanity overcome this dark episode.”

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