JOHOR BAHARU – Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) on Wednesday denied claims that their appeal to postpone their Malaysia Cup match against Terengganu was due to the absence of an import player.
Johor Football Association President Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim said Johor made the appeal based on several factors, including JDT’s preparations and the upgrading of the Larkin Stadium.
JDT’s Malaysia Cup second leg quarterfinal match against Terengganu was initially scheduled on Saturday but after JDT’s appeal, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) rescheduled the match for Oct 17.
“This is the first time we appealed to postpone a match and we would like to thank the FAM for accepting our appeal. Other teams have also made similar appeals and approved by FAM so I don’t see anything negative about the appeal,” he told reporters, here.
The Terengganu fan club (PETEH) had in a statement claimed that JDT’s request for postponement was because their Singaporean import Hariss Harun would be playing for the Singapore national team in a friendly match on Friday. – Bernama