With several new teams in the mix and with defending champions SMK Meru of Selangor failing to make the cut this year, the 2015 edition of the 100PLUS Super Cup will be anybody’s game.
The 100PLUS Super Cup which is a Champions School Under-17 tournament will kick-off tomorrow with 13 teams doing battle at the Sekolah Sukan Tunku Mahkota Ismail.
And the absence of the defending champions SMK Meru as well as the losinf finalists in 2014, SMK Victoria of Kuala Lumpur can only mean an open game.
“There are several teams who are making their debut this year but the absence of the two finalists can only mean that the competition will be more open and less predictable,” said Harmiles Daramin, the Head of Planning and Coordination, Sports Division, Ministry of Education.
“The Super Cup is an important fixture in the calendar of the Ministry of Education and alongside sponsors 100PLUS, we have managed to organize this event for several years.
“The tournament is open for teams not playing in the Liga KPM which allows us the opportunity to look at other players who are not playing in the league. I hope that the level of competition this year will be higher when compared to previous edition.”
Defending champions SMK Meru’s position has been taken over SMK Tinggi Kajang and where they have been placed in the same Group D as SMK Tinggi Setapak, who has replaced SMK Victoria as the representative for Kuala Lumpur.
The other teams in the group are SMK Perkasa of Perak and also SMK Kulim of Kedah.
Group A will have regulars SMK Putrajaya Presint 14(1) doing battle against another season campaigners SMK Kg Chengal of Kelantan, where they will also have Pahang’s SMK Dato’ Mahmood for company.
Group C will see SMK Tunku Ampuan Durah (Negeri Sembilan) taking on SMK Sultan Sulaiman (Terengganu) and SMK Guar Perahu (Pulau Pinang).
On the other hand, Johor will have a new team taking to the field in SMK Dato’ Bentara Diraja playing in Group B against Melaka’s SMK Bukit Rambai and also SMK Syed Alwi of Perlis.
Kick-off is at 8am tomorrow morning.
The MELC and 100PLUS Super Cup are among several youth programmes and competitions supported by 100PLUS, Malaysia’s leading isotonic beverage.
The others include the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Golf Open and the 100PLUS National Junior Badminton Circuit. 100PLUS is recommended by the National Sports Council.
SMK Putrajaya Presint 14(1) in training this evening at the SSTMI Pitch.
SMK DATUK MAHMOOD (PAHANG)
SMK PUTRAJAYA PRESINT 14(1) (WP PUTRAJAYA)
SMK KG CHENGAL (KELANTAN)
SMK DATO’ BENTARA DIRAJA (JOHOR)
SMK BUKIT RAMBAI (MELAKA)
SMK SYED ALWI (PERLIS)
SMK TUNKU AMPUAN DURAH (N.SEMBILAN )
SMK SULTAN SULAIMAN (TERENGGANU)
SMK GUAR PERAHU (P.PINANG)
SMK TINGGI KAJANG (SELANGOR)
SMK TINGGI SETAPAK (WP K.LUMPUR)
SMK PERKASA (PERAK)
SMK KULIM (KEDAH)