SHAH ALAM, Nov 4 — Supporters from all walks of life have come down to the Shah Alam Stadium to support their respective teams in the Malaysia Cup final tonight but a Kedah supporter, Aspah Abdullah, stood out in a traditional Baju Melayu, green and yellow in colour, symbolising the state’s official colours.
The 38-year-old from Pokok Sena said this was the third time he had worn the attire, as Kedah has qualified for the Malaysia Cup final consecutively since 2015.
Kedah faces Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) in the Malaysia Cup final at Shah Alam Stadium tonight.
“I am very excited to wear this traditional Baju Melayu I made myself to express support to the Kedah team, and I have never failed to go to the Darul Aman Stadium in Alor Setar every time the Kedah team plays there,” he said.
Meanwhile, a wheelchair-bound Kedah supporter, Laili Jamaluddin, 45, was excited to see the Red Eagles squad live for the very first time, although her home in Kedah is not too far from the Darul Aman Stadium.
“I live not far from the Darul Aman Stadium but due to lack of facilities at the stadium, I am not able to see the Red Eagles squad in action up close.
“My friend (Ahmad Syabil Abdul Malik) managed to get extra tickets for the final this time, and he arranged my journey from Alor Setar to Shah Alam, so I would like to thank him,” said Laili, who has been on the wheelchair since 2009, after being involved in a road accident.
Meanwhile, JDT supporter Mohd Amin Abdul Majid hitched a ride on his uncle’s lorry as the bus ticket he bought last Friday, had become invalid.
“Luckily, my uncle happened to be sending groceries to Klang, because the bus ticket I purchased was torn after becoming wet in the heavy rain as I was riding my motorcycle to the Larkin Stadium to buy the Malaysia Cup final match tickets on Wednesday.
“I hope my sacrifice is worth it, and the Malaysia Cup will be brought home to the south,” said the native of Batu Pahat. — Bernama