SHAH ALAM, Oct 20 (Bernama) — Kelantan created history when they lifted the 2012 Malaysia Cup after defeating Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) 3-2 in the final at Shah Alam Stadium Saturday night.
Indra Putra Mahayuddin was the toast of the Red Warriors when he scored the winning goal in extra time after both sides were tied at 2-2 on regular time.
The historical win completed a treble of wins for Kelantan after emerging FA Cup champions and Super League champions this season, a feat last achieved by Kedah for two consecutive seasons in 2007 and 2008.
Kelantan captured the coveted cup for the second time after winning for the first time in 2010 when they defeated Negeri Sembilan 2-1 at National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
Despite being without their striker imported from Lebanon, Mohamed Ghaddar, the East Coast team managed to prevent ATM from winning the cup for the first time.
ATM or better known as ‘The Gladiators’ failed again as in their last final 46 years ago losing 0-1 to Selangor.