ALOR SETAR – The Kedah Football Association (KFA) has apologised to the Kedah supporters who failed to buy tickets for the Malaysia Cup final match between Kedah and JDT at Shah Alam Stadium on Nov 4 (Saturday).
KFA vice-president Datuk Badrol Hisham Hashim admitted the shortage was due to the limited number of tickets set aside for supporters of the Kedah team and thus inadequate to accommodate the many supporters.
“Each team is only allocated 34,000 tickets. I believe that if we sell 70,000 tickets, the supporters will snap them up in no time,” he told reporters at Permata Kemas Zon convocation, here today.
“I hope they will continue to support so that the Kedah team can retain the prestigious Malaysia Cup,” Badrol Hisham said this when asked to comment on the shortage of tickets at Darul Aman Stadium.
Yesterday, hundreds of Kedah supporters gathered in front of the KFA office at Darul Aman Stadium to express their disappointment claiming the association had reserved some of the tickets to certain individuals.
The KFA said of the 34,000 tickets, 17,600 tickets were set aside for 400 bus permit holders and 1,800 tickets to 36 KFA affiliates.
Another 1,200 tickets were given to the players and officials, 700 tickets to the KFA executive board members, 500 tickets to sponsors and 200 tickets to KFA staff, making a a total of 22,000 tickets.
Only 8,000 tickets were sold at the stadium yesterday. Another 4,000 tickets were sold online. – BERNAMA