SINGAPORE (13 Jan 2018) – The Organising Committee of The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup 2018 announced that the 17th edition of the Cup will be held on Saturday, 25 August 2018 at Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor, Malaysia.
The Singapore-Selangor Schools Challenge Cup which was initiated last year, will be played in Selangor for the first time. The match will be played before the Veterans match, the traditional curtain raiser for The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup, where fans can see their evergreen football idols take the field again. The highlight of the night remains the match between the defending champions Singapore Selection team and the Selangor Selection team.
Football Association of Singapore Vice President and Co-Chairman of The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup Mr Teo Hock Seng said: “The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup has become a permanent fixture in our Singapore football calendar, and it is an event that many of our fans look forward to every year. With our focus on the youth in domestic football, I am excited to see new talents emerge in this match steeped in history and sporting rivalry.”
The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup was mooted by HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah in 2001 to revive the friendly rivalry between Singapore and Selangor during the times when the two sides would meet in the Malaysia Cup. To date, the fixture remains a highly anticipated one across both sides of the Causeway.
Last year, the Singapore Selection equalled Selangor’s win record in the Sultan of Selangor’s Cup and lifted the Cup for the seventh time after defeating the Selangor Selection 3-2 at the National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub. In the opening match of the day, Singapore Sports School beat Selangor Combined Schools 3-2 in a penalty shootout to take home the inaugural Singapore-Selangor Schools Challenge Cup in the opening match while the Singapore Veterans and Selangor Veterans were crowned joint winners after a 0-0 draw.
Ticketing and travel details will be announced in due course.
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
| 25 August 2018
|5.00pm||Singapore-Selangor Schools Challenge Cup|
|8.00pm||Singapore Veterans vs Selangor Veterans|
|9.00pm||Singapore Selection vs Selangor Selection|
|Selection Match||Veterans Match||Schools Challenge Cup|