KL Football Stadium becomes alternative venue for Harimau Malaya


KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium in Cheras is ready as an alternative venue for any Asian tournament involving Harimau Malaya, said Stanley Bernard, Managing Director of Kuala Lumpur (KL) City FC.

He said the readiness was due to the stadium’s (management) experience in handling the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup last month.

“The management team of Kuala Lumpur Football Association (KLFA) and KL City gained a lot of experience from the recent AFC competition and we all improved our work.

“The existing requirements for the AFC Cup, compared to domestic (competitions), are a different ball game because the AFC Cup has higher requirements to meet…but I think from that point of view we are fine placed (to organize any tournament),” he told a press conference here today.

Elaborating, he said he had received positive feedback from the AFC regarding the steps taken to ensure aspects of the pitch and lighting approached the standards set for the 2022 AFC Cup campaign.

Stanley said they would set up a committee to ensure the facilities at the venue are at elite level to ensure the stadium can host major tournaments in the future.

“We can still learn and improve from the experience. The preparation (AFC) directly prepared us to be a substitute site for Team Harimau Malaya or any Asian level competition,” he said.Bernama

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