KUALA LUMPUR – There will be three tiers of security inspection on spectators for the 2015 FA Cup final between Kelantan and Lions XII at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil tomorrow.
FA Cup Final Organising Committee chairman, Datuk Seri Afandi Hamzah said these measures were being taken to ensure supporters did not enter using fake tickets or smuggle banned items into the stadium.
“Today, police held a special briefing at the stadium on all aspects of security to prevent any untoward incidents. We have been informed more than 2,000 policemen will be deployed for the match.
“Each gate will have an ultra violet scanner to detect forged tickets. Parties using fake tickets will be arrested by police for further action,” he said after attending the team managers meeting at the National Stadium, here, today.
Afandi also confirmed that all tickets for the final had been sold to supporters of both teams, including 3,000 for children.
Afandi also appealed to fans at the stadium to behave professionally by cheering to support and not to provoke fans of either side.
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) is also working closely with XOX Mobile as the sponsor of the final in introducing an ‘FA Cup Man of the Match’ award to the player who gives the most sterling performance tomorrow night.
The player chosen will receive a trophy and RM10,000 in cash from the company.
Kelantan who were the FA Cup champions in 2012 and 2013 entered the final on a 3-2 aggregate win over defending champions, Pahang in the semi-finals.
Lions XII made it to the final on away goals advantage after being tied 4-4 with Terengganu in the other semi-final last Saturday. – BERNAMA