The Selangor Selection will be boosted by the inclusion of two former English Premier League players and national striker Safee Sali for their Sultan of Selangor’s Cup match against the Singapore Selection at the Shah Alam Stadium on Oct 1.
Jason McAteer and Jesper Blomqvist, of Liverpool and Manchester United respectively, are scheduled to arrive late next week before attending the final training session with the Selangor team on Friday.
Sultan of Selangor’s Cup 2011 chairman Datuk Karim Munisar said the presence of the two former EPL players and Safee “will make the team a very exciting and solid unit”.
He expects McAteer and Blomqvist to inspire the team and provide ammunition for Safee.
“We are expecting a huge turnout at the Shah Alam Stadium on Oct 1,’’ said Karim, who added that the foreign players would be sponsored by a private company.
Football Focus Asia chief executive officer Robert Teasdale, the man responsible for hiring McAteer and Blomqvist, said that both the players were fit and ready for action, having played in the Masters tournament.
“They are very good players and will make the Selangor team a formidable side,’’ he said.
This year’s Sultan of Selangor’s Cup will also mark the 10th anniversary of the coronation of Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
Tickets priced at RM10 will be sold at the Quality Hotel Shah Alam, Quality Hotel City Centre Kuala Lumpur and at the Shah Alam Stadium on match day.