The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup, an annual friendly football match between Malaysian state Selangor and Singapore is back after a hiatus of three years.
The 19th edition of the friendly match will be played on 28 October at the Bukit Jalil Stadium and tickets will go on sale at the end of August, with details to come.
The announcement was made by Tan Sri Abdul Karim Munisar on 4 July, in a story published by online publications SelangorKini and the Malaysian Reserve.
Tickets to the match will cost RM10, which is about SGD$3.
“Fans from both sides of the causeway have been eagerly waiting for the Sultan of Selangor’s Cup because it gives the fans a chance to watch their beloved former veterans in action and to reminisce the past since a match between Selangor and Singapore has always generated excitement,” he told the Malaysian Reserve.
Apart from the main match between the current Malaysian league side and a Singapore side which could also feature foreign players playing in the Singapore Premier League, there will also be a clash between the veteran players from both Selangor and Singapore.
In addition, fans are expected to be entertained by Malaysian crooner Jamal Abdillah.
The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup was first inaugurated in 2001 and has been held annually since, apart from 2015 and over the last three years.
In 2015, the event was cancelled because of the haze while the pandemic forced the cancellation of the event in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Singapore last lifted the trophy in 2017.
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