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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Kedah Super League Champions Two Years In A Row

KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 (Bernama) -- Kedah became Super League champions two years in row when they defeated Terengganu 2-1 tonight.

Before tonight the Canaries had accumulated 50 points after 20 matches and only needed one more point going into the match to take the crown.

Their nearest rival Selangor had the misfortune of having three points docked from the 42 points they had by the FA of Malaysia on Thursday for a disciplinary offence.

The Red Giants, however, were given 14 days to appeal to restore the three points. They were given the punishment after their coach, Dollah Salleh instructed four of the team's players to skip a training clinic by former Liverpool great Ian Rush organised by the FAM recently.

But even if their appeal is upheld, it will have no bearing on Kedah's position as the champions and it is only the runners-up title that is still up for grabs with Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Johor FC in the running as there are still three more rounds to play in the league.

Nevertheless, Selangor's defeat tonight allowed Negeri Sembilan to take second spot in the table after collecting 39 points, the same as Selangor but a one goal superior goal difference, followed by Perak in third place (38 points) and Johor FC (37).