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Secret reward awaits Sabah team for clinching Premier League title

Last update: 10/07/2019
Datuk Peter Anthony
KOTA KINABALU, July 20 (Bernama) -- A secret reward awaits the Sabah team which emerged as Premier League 2019 champions after 23 years, with their 2-1 win against UiTM FC at Stadium UiTM Shah Alam last night.

Sabah Football Association (SAFA) acting president Datuk Peter Anthony said the good news would be announced by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal himself during the presentation of the Premier League 2019 trophy to be held at Likas Stadium this Saturday.

Speaking to reporters after welcoming the champions back at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport here today, Anthony said the provision of the incentive for players had been discussed during today's state cabinet meeting, adding that he believed the reward would take the players and the team management by surprise.

With last night's match, Sabah scored a total of 40 points after 19 matches, standing seven points ahead of second-placed Johor Darul Ta'zim II (JDT II).

Anthony urged all Sabah supporters to watch this Saturday's game between Sabah and Kelantan, as the event will also feature the presentation of the Premier League trophy to Jelius Ating's squad which has already sealed their place in the Super League last Friday.

"We've been waiting a long time (23 years) for Sabah to lift the trophy again," he said.


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