SINGAPORE: Singapore football fans attending the Malaysia FA Cup final will be escorted by police, and a section of the stadium will be reserved for them, announced the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) on Friday (May 22).
Local authorities in Malaysia made the arrangements to ensure that fans “will have a safe and enjoyable experience”, said FAS in a news release. The FA Cup final takes place on Saturday, a week after an outbreak of fan violence following the match between Terengganu and LionsXII.
Malaysian police have advised tour buses to enter the Bukit Jalil stadium in Kuala Lumpur by the Kompleks Sukan Negara, Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia entrance, before stopping at Car Parks D and E to drop the spectators off. Police officers will then escort the fans into the stadium, said FAS.
The Kompleks Sukan Negara, Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia entrance. (Photo: Lenny Lim/ FAS)
FAS also said that buses that are parked will not be allowed to leave the venue. Likewise, fans are not allowed to leave the stadium after entry.
Malaysian police also advised Singapore fans to enter the stadium only by the blue-coloured turnstiles.
The blue-coloured gates and turnstiles at Bukit Jalil Stadium. (Photo: Lenny Lim/ FAS)
Last Saturday, a bus transporting LionsXII supporters was reportedly damaged by several Terengganu fans who could not accept the results of the match. Singapore entered the final with away goals advantage after both teams were tied 4-4 on aggregate.
LionsXII will face off with Kelantan at the final.