Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Malacca booked a place in the final of the Tun Razak Cup after a hard fought 3-2 win over Negri Sembilan and will play the Project 2013 side who held Penang to a 3-3 draw to secure the crucial point.

Malacca will play the Project 2013 side tomorrow, a mere formality as both teams are likely to play their reserves and save the best for Thursday's final.

Malacca took the lead in the 4th minute through Nor Ikhram Sulaiman. They doubled their advantage when Amirullah Zainal scored. Having a 2-0 lead so eraly resulted in complacency creeping in and NS took full advantage to score twice in four minutes, through Suhaimi Ibrahim (10th minute) and Sukhwinder Singh (13th minute).

Mirhardy Nawawi, the younger brother of former international Mirnawan Nawawi scored in the 29th minute to put Malacca 3-2 ahead and the score remained the same till the end of the match.

In Division Two, Armed Forces, coached by former juniors coach K. Rajan,booked their place in the final when they hammered Kedah 7-1 in the semi final played at the KLHA Stadium.

They will play Singapore who defeated Selangor 2-1 in a match that was stopped in the 59th minute due to rain.