BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
2015 AFC Cup champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) and the Johor FA (PBNJ) have received a contribution amounting to RM10,149,000, from the Johor state government.
On Wednesday, the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page announced that the contribution was made by the Johor state Menteri Besar; Dato’ Khaled Nordin at an event in Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru.
According to the announcement, RM10 million from the contribution was intended for PBNJ, to develop football in the state, whereas the remaining RM149,000 was a bonus to JDT for winning the 2016 Sumbangsih Cup in February.
For JDT, this is not the first time that they have received a contribution. Earlier this month they received RM1 million from the Malaysian government for their success in winning the 2015 AFC Cup, while in January they received a heftier sum of RM50 from the Sultan of Johor, who is the father of JDT owner and the Crown Prince of the state of Johor Tunku Ismail Ibrahim.