Malaysia Cup final: National Stadium filled with a sea of ​​blue, white and black fans

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 — Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) and Terengganu FC football fans flocked to the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in droves to wear blue, black and white before the 2023 Malaysia Cup finals began. illuminated the sea. tonight.

Although the weather at the stadium was cloudy at 6pm, the atmosphere remained lively with a variety of engaging activities to attract fans of both teams even before kick-off.

The Madani Government’s first anniversary program has further rounded out the occasion with a number of exciting events planned for everyone.

Police with a K9 unit patrol the stadium grounds. — Bernama Photo

Bernama’s visit to the site confirmed that safety is maintained at an optimal level with the presence of police and enforcement officers who manage traffic flow and foot traffic in the vicinity, particularly at the stadium’s main entrance. It was done.

Stalls selling all kinds of souvenirs, food and drinks lined all the roads leading to the stadium, adding to the festivities of the Malaysia Cup final, which will see JDT and Terengganu FC face off in a cup final for the first time.

JDT fans proudly paraded their blue jerseys and scarves, while Terengganu fans made their presence felt in black and white.

The game kicks off at 9 p.m., but the stadium gates open as early as 5 p.m.

Eager JDT fans wait outside the stadium before the gates open. — Bernama Photo

However, fans were concerned about pitch conditions that did not meet expectations for the final match.

JDT fan Ahmad Sufyan Idrus, 33, said the pitch conditions would not allow both teams to show their full potential and the intensity of the match would definitely be diminished.

“I was shocked to see the photos of the stadium pitch that went viral on social media. Although the condition of the pitch may reduce the quality of the match, it does not hinder JDT’s good performance,” said a Pontian fan. Told. I met Bernama.

Terengganu FC fans at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, December 8, 2023. — Bernama pic

Meanwhile, Zikri Razak from Besut, Terengganu, hoped the pitch conditions would not be similar in future Malaysia Cup tournaments.

“This should not have happened because it is the Malaysia Cup final and everyone including the stadium management knows the date,” said Terengganu, who is hoping for a 2-1 win against JDT. said a private company employee.

80,000 fans are expected to attend tonight’s final. — Bernama

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