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.