Lions vs Tigers: Port to Face Malaysian Champs in Friendly


Port’s latest pre-season friendly was announced last week. Jadet’s side will face a tough challenge against Malaysian 2017 league & cup winners Johor Darul Ta’Zim FC (aka the Southern Tigers) at the PAT on 15 January at 17:00. Admission is free as per usual.

As well as providing a good workout for the new-look Port side, for Johor it’s the final game of a Thai pre-season tour which they’re using as preparation for their AFC knockout tie with our old friends Muangthong. As such we hope Port don’t go too hard on them and that they will emerge from the fixture unscathed and in tip-top shape to take on the Scum.

Port are also believed to be taking part in the pre-season Leo Cup next week, but as yet we have no information on dates, fixtures or even venues. Well, it is a full 7 days away so no need to inform everyone just yet, eh?


Tim Russell

Tim Russell

The founder and editor of The Sandpit, Tim has been in SE Asia since 2003 and in Bangkok since 2012, where he runs a travel tech business. Tim has followed Port FC since 2014, and is also a fan of his hometown club Coventry City, and French club AS St-Etienne. He has written for the likes of Football365,, NME and The Quietus, and is a regular contributor to God Is In the TV. He's a keen photographer and his work can be seen on his website.

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