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November 10, 2017 20:24 PM

Penang Hope To End 15-year Wait To Win Sultans' Gold Cup

KOTA BHARU, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- Penang, hit by massive floods sincelast Saturday, hopeto beat Kelantanin the Sultans' Gold Cup final tomorrow at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium and dedicate thewinto those suffering from the aftermath of the floods.

Penang, winners of the cup in 2002, will alsobe hoping to avenge the 0-4 defeat to Kelantanin the 2008 cup final although with home ground advantage will start as the favourite.

Kelantan, despite having won the cup in 2010,have not made it to the final for the past six years.

Kelantanteam managerNudin Awangsaid the KelantanMalays Football Association were eager to win the cup after having failed to make it to the final since 2010.

"The players must give their best tomorrow to beat Penang who will be starting the match with confidence despite playing away from home. We need to respect them (Penang), especially after beating Selangor 1-0 on aggregate in the semifinal," he said.

Kelantanmade it to the final after defeating Kuala Lumpur 2-0 on aggregate.

As for Penang team managerJamil Md Nor, the match would provide an opportunity to avenge their 0-4 defeat in the 2008 final.

"We want to beatKelantanbut we know it won't be an easy task because Penang players are mainly from the President's Cup squad while Kelantanhave several Super League players," he said.



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