| Fadhil Yunus |
ADI Said’s current club UiTM FC have been handed a home tie with Petaling Jaya FC in the second round of the Malaysia FA Cup scheduled to be held in early April.
Held at the Empire Gallery in Damansara, the Deputy President of Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Datuk Wira Yusoff Mahadi officiated the draw.
The Brunei Darussalam international is in line to make his first appearance in the cup competition having signed for the Selangor-based outfit and is in contention to become the first representative from Brunei since DPMM FC were last featured in the competition in 2008.
Adi enjoyed a good start in Malaysian football after he was involved in six of his team’s first seven goals including a memorable brace on his debut. He also made headlines with the fastest goal of the season 20 seconds into his UiTM career.
In recognition of his instant impact and contributions in UiTM’s rousing start to the season, Adi has been nominated as one of the candidates for the player of the month in February in the Malaysia Premier League.
The forward previously helped his former club DPMM FC reach a first-ever Singapore Cup final last term after scoring in the first leg of the 4-2 aggregate win against Balestier Khalsa.
UiTM are fourth in the Malaysia Premier League, the second division of Malaysia football after registering three victories and one defeat.
Petaling Jaya play their football in Malaysia Super League, the top tier of Malaysia football, and currently lie eighth.
Defending champions Pahang, who beat Selangor to win the title, will meet M4 League outfit Persada Integriti PIB in Serdang.
A total of 31 participating teams were involved in the second round draw including clubs from Malaysia Super League, Malaysia Premier League, M3 League and M4 League.
The winners of the competition will gain entry to the 2020 AFC Champions League preliminary round 2.
The Lion Troops reached the third round of the competition last year where they bowed out to Malaysia Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim.