PETALING JAYA, 10 Oct – A painful 1-0 defeat at the hands of Terengganu 2 ended Penang’s unbeaten run in the Premier League but the Panthers were not to be denied the celebrations of winning the title at the sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu on Friday.
The celebrations were rather a low key affair in many ways but to lift the silverware that came with a promotion to the elite Super League next season came with joy that was written on the faces of every Penang player and official.
It did not matter that the Panthers were not able to keep the unbeaten run against the Turtles – what mattered most was that they did enough to take Penang to elite Super League – and with that came strong signals – “we are ready to make our presence felt” against the big names in Malaysian football.
Penang had already clinched the Premier League title two weeks ago when nearest rivals Kuala Lumpur dropped points against lowly Perak 2 in Manjung with a scoreless draw on a night when Penang thrashed Kelantan United 4-0 at home.
On Friday in Kuala Terengganu, the home team snatched a 1-0 win with a goal by Jordan Mintah on 88 minutes.
Penang Youth and Sports Exco, Soon Lip Chee had the honor to present the trophy to Penang chief coach, Manzoor Azwira Abdul Wahid.
Also present was Penang FA president, Dr. Amar Pritpal Abdullah who is also the State Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker.
The Panthers finished on top of the Premier League with 26 points in 11 matches – winning eight, two draws, and one defeat.

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