Negeri, Kedah and Terengganu reach FA Cup semis

Malaysia Premier League (MPL) sides Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu have progressed to the FA Cup semi-finals, joining Malaysia Super League's (MSL) Kedah, who progressed on aggregate despite suffering a shock 1-0 loss to PKNP.

Kedah were stunned by a Shahrel Fikri Fauzi strike early in the match but the 6-1 result in the first leg proved to be a mountain too high for the Perak-based club.

The Red Eagles have hit a poor patch since the uncertainty of coach Tan Cheng Hoe’s future. He announced his intentions to leave and join Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) as national team assistant coach.

Kedah host Terengganu in the semi-final first leg next, knowing the East Coast side will be tougher opponents than PKNP.

Terengganu, who also play in the second-tier, send top-flight's Sarawak packing after prevailing 4-1 in the shootout.

Negeri will play either Pahang or JDT in the semi-finals

Both teams were tied at 1-1 after former Chapecoense defender Demerson Bruno Costa cancelled Issey Nakajima-Farran's first half lead ten minutes from time, sending the match to extra-time.

In Friday's other quarter-final tie, MPL leaders Negeri fought a brave Sabah side inspired by new coach Jelius Ating to progress 1-0 on aggregate.

Marco Simic's first leg goal was decisive after neither teams found an opening at Paroi Stadium.

Negeri await either Pahang or Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) on Sunday. The Elephants won the first leg 3-1 leg but JDT are banking on home ground advantage to turn the tie around.

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