Under-23 team gives Malaysia Independence gift

Malaysia's U23 national team delivered a najor trophy to celebrate the country's golden jubilee independence anniversary. Beating Myanmar 3-1 at the Shah Alam Stadium tonight brought the Merdeka Cup "home" for the first time in 14 years. According to Bernama newsagency, "Malaysia's passage to the final in this 39th edition of the tournament also brought back the belief and faith among the fans, who turned out in numbers to support the Under-23 boys of Malaysia's squad, coached by B. Sathianathan."