The Straits Times
Published on Jan 26, 2013

Malaysian FA Cup: 10-man LionsXII crash out


THE LionsXII crashed out of the Malaysian FA Cup, after losing 0-1 to PKNS FC in their opening round on Saturday.

Midfielder Fauzan Dzulkifli's header in the 18th minute sent the hosts through to the round of 16, where they will face defending champions Kelantan.

The LionsXII and PKNS had also met at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on Friday, but that match had to be abandoned late in the first half due to heavy rain and lightning.

In the rescheduled fixture, LionsXII winger Raihan Rahman was sent off in the 24th minute for a second bookable offence. He had picked up a yellow card on Friday, which had been carried forward.