Tuesday October 14, 2003
Perak TKN survive cut to play in Premier League
PETALING JAYA: Perak TKN, who finished at the bottom of the Premier II this season, have survived the cut to play in the 18-team Premier League next season.
The club side defeated newly-crowned FAM Cup champions Selangor PKNS 5-2 on aggregate in the playoffs for the three remaining slots in the Premier League, which replaces Premier II next season.
Another Selangor club, MK Land, are also through to the Premier League.
They defeated Premier II's Kelantan JPS 3-1 on aggregate.
The other place will be decided in a two-leg match between Kelantan JPS and Selangor PKNS, scheduled for Oct 15 and 19.
The FA of Malaysia's (FAM) competitions committee have introduced a new playing format for the M-League next season. The top flight is the eight-team Super League, which replaces Premier I.
The teams in the Super League are Perak, Kedah, Perlis, Sabah, Pahang, Penang, Sarawak and Selangor Public Bank and competition will be over three rounds.
Besides Perak TKN and Selangor MK Land, the other team in the Premier League teams are Selangor, Malacca, Kelantan, Johor, Terengganu, Negri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Johor FC, Malacca Telekom, Armed Forces, Kelantan TNB, Kelantan SKM, Police and Malaysia Cup champions Selangor MPPJ.