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Sarawak will meet the Harimau Muda A team on December 28th as part of their preparation for the Premier League next season.

As part of their preparation for next season, the Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) will host a friendly match against Harimau Muda A, coached by Ong Kim Swee, this December 28th at the Stadium Negeri in Petra Jaya, Kuching.

According to the FAS president, Datuk Sudarsono Osman, the FAS have received official confirmation from the FAM in regards to the match. Speaking to Bernama, he also added that the National U-23 team, which played in S-League (Singapore) last season, will be a good sparing partner for their new team before they start their 2013 Premier League campaign on January 7th.

"It will be a good opportunity for our fans to preview our 2013 team. Our hope is to get the supporters and fans to turn up in large numbers to the stadium, not only to see our future national players in action, but also to support and cheer the Sarawak Team."

The majority of Sarawak players are from last season's team, but Datuk Sudarsono Osman also spoke of his excitement at the return of their local star, Joseph Kalang Tie, after stints with other teams in the peninsula.