Kelantan FA will host Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) II in the Malaysia Challenge Cup 2019 at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kelantan on Wednesday.
JDT II had defeated Sarawak FA 3-1 in the opening match of the group stages of the Challenge Cup on August 5 and can all but ensure a place in the semifinals of the competition if they can avoid a defeat against Kelantan.
The second edition of the tournament is being contested by seven Malaysian clubs who are drawn into two groups — Group A featuring three teams and Group B featuring four. Top two teams from each group will make it to the semifinals of the tournament.
Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) II, Sarawak FA and Kelantan FA are in Group A of the competition while Group B features Terengganu FC II, UKM FC, Selangor United and Kuala Lumpur FA. JDT II will host Kelantan in the return fixture on September 6 which will be followed by their final group match away at Sarawak on September 12.
This is the second edition of the tournament that was started in 2018 for the Malaysia Super League and Malaysia Premier League sides that did not qualify for the Malaysia Cup. Terengganu II are the reigning champions of the tournament having won the title last season defeating UKM FC 4-2 on aggregate in the two-legged final.
Kelantan FA vs Johor Darul Ta’zim II in the Malaysia Challenge Cup 2019 will kick off at 9:00 PM HKT. You can watch the match LIVE right here.