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Selangor to head to Indonesia for pre-season tournament

12:39 GMT+3 18/11/2017
Saiful Ridzuwan Selamat, Fairuz Abdul Aziz, Selangor, Malaysia Super League, 15072017
The Red Giants will take part in the Padang Mayor Tournament, alongside PSP Padang, Semen Padang, Persija, Arema FC and another Indonesian side.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter


Selangor will take part in a pre-season tournament, the Padang Mayor Tournament, in Indonesia, in preparation for the 2018 season.

The Red Giants' participation was first reported in Indonesian website Jacatra.net, and according to the report Selangor will compete against five Indonesian clubs; PSP Padang, Semen Padang, Persija, Arema FC and a yet to be determined Indonesian side.

The competition will take place from December 5 to 10, according to the report.

Selangor manager Abd. Rauf Ahmad confirmed the club's participation to Goal.

"Yes, we will be taking part in the competition," he responded through a text message.

The Red Giants are no stranger to football fans in Indonesia, having signed a number of Indonesian players in the past and played in several pre-season tournaments and friendlies against Indonesian clubs. The last time this happened was in 2015, when they played in a friendly match against Persib Bandung.