T-Team dumped out of FA Cup after incident with JDT

The Football Association of Malaysia has awarded Johor Darul Takzim a 3-0 win due to T-Team’s failure to reappear for the second half of their FA Cup match

Following the abandonment of the FA Cup second round match between Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) and  T-Team FC on February 1,  the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has awarded the JDT a 3-0 win.

The match only lasted 45 minutes with JDT leading 2-1 at half time, when T-Team decided not to reappear in the second half due to alleged altercations in the tunnel as the players left the field.

The half-time spat saw both teams accuse the other of physical assault, resulting in both JDT and T-Team lodging police reports. The FAM subsequently vowed to severely punish guilty parties.

Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said that the Jawatankuasa Pertandingan Tempatan (JKPT) held a special meeting to discuss the matter and took into account reports from both teams, the referee and the match commissioner before making a decision on the outcome.

The latter two deemed that the match was able to continue and as a result, have decided to award JDT the victory.

As for the decision on the alleged altercations in the tunnel, there will be a follow-up investigation to be done. Should it be decided that there is a case to be pursued, the matter will be brought to the deliberation of the Disciplinary Board.

With this decision, JDT moves into the quarter-finals against Premier League side Kedah FA, with the two legs to be played on February 11 and 18