By RAHIMY RAHIM
KOTA BARU: The Kelantan government has declared this coming Sunday as a public holiday ahead of the FA Cup final between the Red Warriors and Sime Darby FC at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, on May 19.
State Human Development, Youth and Sports and Non-Governmental Organisation Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Fatah Mahmood said this was to ensure a safe journey for supporters returning to the state after the game.
“This is a way to show our appreciation and support for the Red Warriors and their fans,” he said yesterday.
Kelantan beat Kedah 3-3 on aggregate (winning on the away goal rule) after an absorbing FA Cup semi-final second leg match in Alor Star.
The tickets for the final will be sold from today at RM40 — RM10 more than last year.
Kelantan, two-time losing finalists — to Selangor in 2009 and Terengganu last year — hope to be third time lucky and lift the Cup for the very first time.
A giant screen will also be installed at Padang Perdana to enable fans who are not able to travel to Bukit Jalil, to enjoy the match ‘live’ here.
- East coast advantage Terengganu and Kelantan tipped to set up a repeat final
- Vital game for the new men in charge at Kelantan and Navibank
- Surprise package KL Spa can’t wait to take on Kelantan
- Hodak’s hairdryer blast does the trick for Kelantan
- Underdogs Negri ready to take on the Kelantan warriors in the Charity Shield