Johor Darul Takzim FC (JDTFC) have surprised everyone in their failure to win the Tunku Mahkota Johor Cup, a quadrangular football tournament. The star-studded team were narrowly beaten in the final by Premier League side, and neighbours, Johor United.
Despite a line-up containing Safee Sali, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, Safiq Rahim and former Spain international Daniel Guiza, the Super league team lost 2-1 to their rivals. Nurul Azwan Roya gave the lead to JDTFC in the 44th minute, but Johor fought back through two second half goals by Argentine Muriel Orlando to clinch the title.
Speaking to Bernama, Johor FA president Tunku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Ibrahim, was not worried by the team's performance. "Yesterday was not our answer. Action speaks louder than words and that will start on January 8th and (in) the whole season."
Despite failing to win the championship, Tunku was happy that Johor have strong teams in both the Super League and the Premier League.