The Singapore Selection yesterday equalled Selangor’s win record in the Sultan of Selangor’s Cup and lifted the Cup for the seventh time after defeating the Selangor Selection 3-2 in front of 25,619 fans.
In the opening match of the day, Singapore Sports School beat Selangor Combined Schools 3-2 in a penalty shootout to take home the inaugural Singapore-Selangor Schools Challenge Cup, after the match ended 1-1 at full-time.
The traditional curtain raiser match between the Singapore Veterans and Selangor Veterans ended in a 0-0 draw, with both teams being crowned joint winners.
Held at the National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub for the first time, the matches were attended by His Royal Highness Tengku Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, The Sultan of Selangor; His Highness Tengku Amir Shah, The Raja Muda of Selangor; Mr S. Iswaran, Minister of Trade and Industry Singapore; Dr Maliki Osman, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mayor, South East CDC; Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, Chief Minister of Selangor; Chairman of The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup Tan Sri Dato Abdul Karim; Mr Teo Hock Seng, Vice-President of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS), Head of Singapore Delegation and Co-Chairman of The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup 2017; and Mr Thavaneson Selvaratnam, Vice-President of the FAS.
Khairul Nizam opened the scoring in the 11th minute of the main match, heading in a sweet cross from Yasir Hanapi to give the Singapore Selection am early boost. There were further chances for the Singapore Selection, before Yasir again popped up with an assist in the 44th minute. He threaded a through ball to Shakir Hamzah to poke home and give the home side a perfect ending to the first half.
Malaysian international Safee Sali almost pulled one back for the Selangor Selection seven minutes into the second half, but skied his penalty. The pendulum swung the other way in the 60th minute when Faris Ramli made no mistake from the spot, giving the Singapore Selection a 3-0 cushion.
However, the Selangor Selection then scored two goals in the 63rd and 77th minute through Safee Sali and Gonzalo Soto to reduce the arrears, with an exciting final 10 minutes as both teams traded attacks. Their goals proved to be too little too late in the end though, and the match ended 3-2 in the Singapore Selection’s favour.
The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup 2017 Results
Singapore-Selangor Schools Challenge Cup
Singapore Sports School 
(Sahffee Jubpre 31’)
Singapore Sports School win 3-2 on penalties
Selangor Combined Schools 
(Faris Kamardin 17’)
Singapore Veterans 
Selangor Veterans 
Singapore Selection 
(Khairul Nizam 11’, Shakir Hamzah 44’, Faris Ramli 60’ pen)
Selangor Selection 
(Safee Sali 63’, Gonzalo Manuel Soto 77’)