BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
After a pre-season that seemed to have brought more bad news than good, the 2017 Malaysia Super League was finally underway. Six matches were scheduled, but only five could take place.
On Friday, JDT and Kedah kicked off the new season with the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Cup; the first Super League match of the season, with Kedah defeating the defending champions on penalty. Read about it here.
On Saturday, five matches were scheduled. At the Selayang Municipal Stadium, P. Maniam's Selangor defeated Ashley Westwood's Pulau Pinang 2-0. Read our report here.
Selangor players celebrate Francis Doe's goal against Pulau Pinang. Photo by Hazrin Mohd Zaidun/CSN
The match in Kota Bharu between Kelantan and Melaka United had to be postponed to a yet to be announced date, due to torrential rain in the area that rendered the ground unplayable.
At the Perak Stadium, hosts Perak were held to a 1-1 draw by Pahang. The visitors opened the scoring through Syamim Yahya's goal in the 56th minute, but centre back Thiago Junio equalised for the Bos Gaurus in the 68th minute through his header.
Perak vs Pahang match highlights
At the Tun Abdul Razak Stadium, Jengka, last season's runners up Felda United FC edged out MSL returnee PKNS FC 1-0, through new signing Norshahrul Idlan Talaha's 67th minute goal. The Malaysia forward did well to capitalise on a PKNS defensive error, to strike home the only goal of the match.
Felda United vs PKNS match highlights
Meanwhile in Kuala Terengganu, T-Team FC were held to a 1-1 draw by Sarawak. The Titans opened the scoring in the 50th minute through Nor Hakim Hassan's goal following a freekick, but the visitors found the equaliser eight minutes from time, scored by Mateo Roskam.