KUALA LUMPUR, 27AUGUST 2015: The draw for the Malaysia Cup 2015 competition was conducted today by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) at the Hilton Hotel Petaling Jaya, with the LionsXII set to face Terengganu, Kedah and Johor DarulTakzim II in Group A.
“There are many strong teams in this competition and we are in quite a tough group because Kedah just won the (Malaysian) Premier League and they will be very eager to perform in the Malaysia Cup. There is also Terengganu, whom we have already faced five times this season, and they are a very complete team. Playing against them is going to be very difficult,” said LionsXII head coach Fandi Ahmad.
“We still also have to face JDT II, so we will just take it on a game-by-game basis. We must take this seriously and use the FA Cup victory as motivation to do well. It won’t be easy, so I really hope the fans will come out in full force to support us at JalanBesar Stadium,” he added.
A total of 16 teams, split into four groups of four teams each, will be participating in this 89th edition of the Malaysia Cup. LionsXII will have to finish in the top two of their group to proceed to the knockout stages.
They will be aiming to complete a memorable cup double, after winning the Malaysia FA Cup in May this year.
Details of the fixtures will be released in due course.
Malaysia Cup 2015 Groupings
Johor DarulTa’zim II FC
Johor DarulTa’zim I FC
KL Felda United FC
Selangor PKNS FC