# Sarawak still in contention for a top two finish
Malaysian Super League champions Johor Darul Takzim marched into the Malaysia Cup quarter-finals from Group B with a 3-0 win over Sarawak at the State Stadium in Kuching on Saturday.
It is a perfect warm-up for the Southern Tigers before they embark on the journey to Tajikistan for the historic AFC Cup final against FC Istiklol in Dushanbe on Oct 31.
With the win over Sarawak the Johor outfit topped the group with an unbeaten record for 12 points – leaving the East Malaysian side in second place with six points while Armed Forces and Perak have three points each and in third and fourth place respectively on goal difference.
JDT opened scoring after only 14 minutes via a penalty. The spot kick was awarded after Amri Yahyah was brought down inside the box and Safee Sali made no mistake to beat Sarawak custodian Iqbal Suhaimi.
The Southern Tiger upped their ante in the second half but had to wait till the 78th minute to 2-0 up with Singaporean import Hariss Harun on target. The adrenaline was flowing again and substitute Safiq Rahim finalised the score with JDT’s third in the dying minutes.
JDT are the first team from Malaysia to have reached the AFC Cup this far and have expressed confidence of winning the second-tier regional tournament.
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