Rajnikandh: FA Cup Final '50-50'

B. Rajnikandh believes the outcome of the Malaysian FA Cup Final between Pahang and Felda United is not as straightforward as it appears.

The former national captain, who lifted the trophy with Selangor in 2001, told FourFourTwo Malaysia that promotion-chasing Felda should not be written off so easily, especially with an AFC Cup berth up for grab.

“It is easy to pick Pahang as the heavy favourites to win it, but I beg to differ,” he said.

“Despite being separated by a division, both teams have a similar standard of players, so it is too close to call.”

While Zainal Abidin Hassan's men defeated Perak, LionsXII, PDRM and JDT en route to the final, the newly-nicknamed Fighters equally impressed by knocking out Super League sides Sime Darby, Sarawak and Kelantan.

With both sides standing the same chance to win the final, Rajnikandh reckoned that the fans will play a key role in deciding the winners.

“The way both supporters cheer and urge their teams on will definitely make a huge impact and have an effect on the field,” he commented.

The FA Cup Final between Pahang and Felda United will be played at the Shah Alam Stadium this Saturday.