Pahang are Malaysia Cup champions

Pahang are Malaysia Cup champions
Pahang players lift the Malaysia Cup after beating defending champions and favourites Kelantan in the final at Shah Alam Stadium on Sunday night.

SHAH ALAM - Thank you, Matias Conti!

The Argentine's 60th minute strike was all it took for Pahang to end their 21-year wait to lift the coveted Malaysia Cup.

Last night, at the Shah Alam Stadium, the Elephants went into the final as the underdogs but they ended the day by upstaging defending champions Kelantan 1-0 in a pulsating final.

It was a dream come true as Pahang, under the guidance of coach Dollah Salleh, went into the final as the pundits' pick for the loser's medal.

They had no big names in their side and none had experienced a Cup final before.

The fancied Red Warriors, on the other hand, were packed with star names and had played in four finals in the last five years.

The downpour just before kick-off failed to dampen the party-like atmosphere at the stadium.

Players from both teams found it difficult to get a grip on the game due to the wet and slippery conditions, resulting in plenty of anxious moments at both ends.

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