Yesterday, Malaysian football fans welcome a match that is not just important to local football lovers, but also all Malaysians.

It’s the 2017 Malaysia Cup (Piala Malaysia 2017) that held on 4 November, at the Shah Alam Stadium which accommodates up to 80,000 people. MONSPACE is one of the sponsors of the event. Its founder and Group CEO Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai attended the match in person to show her support for the local football scene.

The Malaysia Cup is one of the oldest football matches in Malaysia. It first started in 1921, and has not failed to happen every year after that, save for during World War 2.

In 1921, the match was called the Malaya Gold Cup. Later in 1933 it was renamed to HMS Cup, and then in 1967, to commemorate the establishment of Malaysia in 1963, the match officially adopted the name “Malaysia Cup” till today.

The match commences yearly after the Malaysia Super League (MSL). Top 10 teams from the MSL and 4 others from the Malaysia Premier League (MPL) automatically qualifies for Malaysia Cup, while the next ranked 2 teams each from MSL and MPL compete for the remaining 2 spots.

After three months of gruelling competition, only “Southern Tigers” Johor Darul Ta’zim F.C. and “Red Eagles” Kedah FA are left standing. These two teams compete in the grand finals of the 2017 Malaysia Cup for the ultimate glory.

MONSPACE has always been attentive to the sports scene, and have on various occasions sponsor both local and international sports events. This time, the company hopes that our financial support for the 2017 Malaysia Cup will inspire more corporations and enterprises to turn their attention to the local sports scene. May our society care more, and do more for the future athletes of Malaysia.

And congratulation to JDT !

昨天,大马足坛迎来一项举足轻重的赛事,这场赛事不仅对足球迷很重要,也广受大马人民的关注——大马杯足球赛。

这项大马顶级足球超级赛事“大马杯足球赛(Piala Malaysia 2017)”於2017年11月4日在能容纳8万民观众的沙亚南体育场上演,Monspace集团是本届大马足球杯的赞助商之一,Monspace集团创办人兼执行长拿督斯里赖彩云为了表示全力支持这场足球赛事,4日晚亲临现场观赏这场激动人心的比赛。

大马杯足球赛是马来西亚历史最悠久的一项足球赛事。首届赛事於1921年举办,除了第二次世界大战期间被迫暂停外,每一年马来西亚各球会都会在年底角逐马来西亚杯。

大马杯足球赛在1921年开始举办时原名为马来亚金杯赛。到了1933年则改称为HMS Cup,而到了1967年,因为马来西亚在1963年的正式成立,金杯赛正式改名为大马杯,并一直沿用到现在。

大马杯足球赛会在每季马来西亚超级足球联赛(Malaysia Super League)结束後正式展开,马来西亚超级足球联赛前 10 名球队,联同马来西亚甲级足球联赛前 4 名球队会直接参与分组赛,而馀下 2 队超联球队会与甲组第 5 位及第 6 位球队对垒以竞逐馀下的两个分组赛席位。

经过将近三个月的比赛较竞之後,大马杯足球赛2017由实力坚强的“南方之虎”柔佛达鲁达格敬以及“红鹰”吉打双双出线,闯入决赛一较高下,争夺本届的大马杯冠军。

而Monspace集团向来关注体育议题,也多次赞助国内外体育盛事,这一次赞助大马杯足球赛,集团希望藉由本次的赞助,能达到引领企业以及团体推动体育赛事的风潮,让社会更加关注培育新一代足球人才的议题。

另外, 集团也顺道恭喜 JDT 封王 !