Malaysian club to join Taiwan's Da LI Pu Cup

A newly promoted Malaysian Super League club has announced it will participate in the Da Li Pu Cup organised by the Chinese Taipei Football Association in Taichung city, Taiwan, from 18 to 20 November 2005. Team manager, Datuk Ismail Lasim, said the Negeri Sembilan squad will comprise five officials and 20 players.

"The invitation was in view of our elevation to the Super League in the new season beginning Dec 3," he told Bernama newsagency. He said the tournament would give an opportunity to the team to gain valuable experience and exposure and also “form part of our preparation for the Super League next month.”

The Da LI Pu Cup is sponsored by the Da Li Pu Group and the Taichung City Government. The four contestants, Da Li Pu FC, Tatung FC, Taiwan Power Company FC and the Malaysian club will be competing for a first prize of NT$ 200,000, second prize of NT$ 150,000, third of NT$ 100,000 and fourth NT$ 50,000.

Asian Football Business Review understands that the Chinese Taipei Football Association is in the process of reorganising the format of Taiwan’s top league.