Coaches fire first salvo before Cup final
One thing's for sure for the Malaysian FA Cup final - both Kelantan and the LionsXII are up for the intense battle that will unfold at the Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (May 23).
At the pre-match press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Friday (May 22) afternoon, both coaches were confident of winning.
"Now that we are the last Malaysian team standing, and we are taking on a Singaporean side, a lot of pride is at stake," said Kelantan coach Azraai Khor Abdullah.
"In a way, we are representing every Malaysian team, so we want to keep the FA Cup in Malaysia."
Despite his team's rather dismal record of just one win and six losses in seven previous encounters against Kelantan, LionsXII coach Fandi Ahmad is optimistic of his team's chances.
He said: "So what if our past record is not good? We will overcome that tomorrow. We will make it happen."