Kuala Lumpur, 24 October 2022: With the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 now less than two months away, the Trophy Tour reached its third out of five destinations over the weekend when it touched down in Kuala Lumpur.

Having kicked off in Bangkok towards the end of September and then hit Singapore in mid-October, the next port of call was the Malaysian capital on Saturday as momentum builds towards the eagerly awaited tournament in December and January.

Harimau Malaya fans turned out at the Empire Subang in Subang Jaya, Selangor, to get a glimpse of some Malaysian stars from years gone by, while a training clinic was also held at the nearby X Park Sunway South Key.

Malaysia stars Norshahrul Idlan, Mahali Jasuli and Shahrom Kalam, were all in attendance, leading training drills with, signing autographs and taking part in a Q&A with those present.

Norshahrul played a key role when Malaysia won the AFF Championship for the first and, to date, only time back in 2010 by beating Indonesia in the final. Having scored twice in the group stage, the forward then set up the first two goals in the 4-2 aggregate win over the Garuda. In total, he has reached the tournament finale three times and scored in four editions of the competition.

Mahali was also part of the 2010 championship-winning team, playing in the 3-0 first-leg win over Indonesia that sent the Harimau Malaya well on their way to the title. Two years later he scored against Indonesia to help Malaysia advance to the semi-finals, while he was also part of the side that reached the 2014 final before losing to Thailand.

Former defender Shahrom, meanwhile, represented Malaysia between 2011 and 2017, making his only appearance at the AFF Championship in 2016.

Having reached the final of the 2018 AFF Championship, Malaysia were knockout out at the group stage at the 2020 edition but will return looking to qualify for the knockout rounds once more.

They open their tournament against Myanmar on December 21 before hosting Laos in Kuala Lumpur on December 24. A trip to Vietnam follows on December 27 and then they will close their Group B campaign at home to Singapore on January 3.

Next up, the Trophy Tour heads to Jakarta on Saturday, November 26 as supporters of Indonesia get to join in the build-up to the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022.

Upcoming dates of the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 Trophy Tour

26 November – Jakarta, Indonesia

3 December – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam