Football: LionsXII grouped with Kedah, Perak and Sarawak for Malaysia Cup campaign

The LionsXII players celebrate winning the Malaysian Super League after defeating Felda United at the Jalan Besar Stadium on July 2, 2013. The LionsXII have been grouped with old foes Kedah, Perak and Sarawak for the upcoming Malaysia Cup campai
The LionsXII players celebrate winning the Malaysian Super League after defeating Felda United at the Jalan Besar Stadium on July 2, 2013. The LionsXII have been grouped with old foes Kedah, Perak and Sarawak for the upcoming Malaysia Cup campaign. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

The LionsXII have been grouped with old foes Kedah, Perak and Sarawak for the upcoming Malaysia Cup campaign.

V. Sundramoorthy's charges are seeded in Group D after winning the Malaysian Super League title.

The coach, who was in Kuala Lumpur for Saturday's draw, said: "Playing in Group D is a tough draw.

"The away games will be a big challenge. It will be full crowds wherever we go and the atmosphere will be fantastic. The boys are geared up to do their best."

Group A consists of Selangor, ATM, Sime Darby and Johor FA.

Group B features Johor Darul Takzim, PKNS, T-Team and Felda United.

Group C boasts Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu and Negeri Sembilan.

The 16-team competition kicks off on Aug 20, with the final being held at the Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 3.