Kuala Lumpur City dazed Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) to win the Malaysia Cup at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil today.
Second-half objectives from Zhafri Yahya and Paulo Josue helped the City side to a 2-0 success over the affluent holders from Johor.
The triumph finished a 32-year sit tight for KL – they last lifted the renowned prize in 1989.
Notwithstanding being in charge for enormous pieces of the match, JDT were shocked in the 66th moment when midfielder Zhafri put the City Boys ahead with a tap in the wake of ghosting in at the far post.
Captain Josue then, at that point, fixed the success with a left-foot strike eight minutes after the fact.
JDT went all-out in the last couple of moments to rescue the match however the KL guard drove by their Filipino goalkeeper Kevin Mendoza held firm to guarantee triumph.
The victory denotes KL’s fourth achievement in the competition.
The misfortune will come as a shock to fans and intellectuals the same, who picked JDT as best bets to lift the cup.
Their lead trainer, Benjamin Mora was even revealed toward the beginning of today as saying that the Southern Tigers were “going to attempt to eat the rivals and we will score objectives”.