Kuala Lumpur (Tuesday April 7, 2015): Tottenham Hotspur is delighted to announce it will visit Kuala Lumpur next month to take on Malaysia XI in the AIA Cup.
The match will take place at the Shah Alam Stadium on Wednesday May 27, kick off 8.45pm local time (12.45pm UK time) before the team head to Sydney for a friendly with Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium the following Saturday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will face the best players from the Malaysia Super League at the 80,000-capacity Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor, following on from similar exhibition matches played in recent years by the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. The match will serve as preparation for the Malaysians in advance of the team’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June.
It will be Tottenham Hotspur’s first visit to Malaysia since 1979 and will present an opportunity for the Club to further engage with its well established fan-base in the region.
The Official Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Club in Malaysia was formed in 2010 and is one of over 100 the Club has around the world. The Club has an estimated fan-base of over 170 million in Far East Asia.
First team players and legends will take part in meet and greet opportunities with supporters as part of the visit, with the squad also set to take part in community activities in Kuala Lumpur alongside the Club’s principal partner, AIA.
Mauricio Pochettino, Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We are delighted to be visiting Malaysia and looking forward to giving our fans in that part of the world a chance to see us play up close against some of the best players from their country.
“We are well aware of the passionate following we have across Asia and the well established Supporters Club that we have in Malaysia, and hope that we can put on a fantastic show for them on the night as a way of thanking them for the continued support they give us from the other side of the world every week.
“Our Global Coaching team will be working alongside the Tour in both Kuala Lumpur and Sydney towards the joint goal we have set with AIA – providing increased sporting opportunities and promoting health and wellbeing across the Asia-Pacific region.”
Dato’ Hamidin Haji Mohd Amin, General Secretary Football Association of Malaysia, said: “This will be Tottenham Hotspur’s first visit to Malaysia in 36 years and we are delighted to welcome them to Kuala Lumpur in May. The Club has many fans around the world, with a strong following in Malaysia, and the match against Malaysia XI at the Shah Alam Stadium is one that we expect will be hugely popular amongst soccer fans in the country.”
Julian Kam, Group CEO of ProEvents, said: “We are extremely excited to welcome Tottenham Hotspur to play in the AIA Cup in Kuala Lumpur. They are one of the top clubs from the English Premier League and have a following of over 400 million supporters globally, with over 170 million of those fans residing in Far East Asia.
“Therefore, this is fantastic news to all Tottenham Hotspur fans in Malaysia and thousands more from neighbouring countries such as Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei, who we hope to see at Shah Alam Stadium on the night.”
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About Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has a tradition of playing an entertaining and attacking style of football. The team has achieved four consecutive top five Premier League finishes and has a multi-national squad of players.
Tottenham Hotspur is one of the top-ranked teams in the English Premier League and has a following of over 180 million supporters globally, with 80 million of those fans residing in Asia. Spurs is one of only three clubs to have won the FA Cup eight times or more and to have won the Capital One English League Cup four times. They were the first British club to win a European trophy after winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup, and they have also won the Europa League, when it was known as the UEFA Cup, on two occasions.
About ProEvents Group
ProEvents is the leading football marketing and management consultancy in Asia with expertise in providing unique and insightful football market intelligence. With offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, ProEvents have organised and promoted football events all over Asia including Brunei, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
ProEvents’s co-founder and CEO, Julian Kam became one of FIFA Licensed Match Agent since 2000, and is the first Chinese to achieve this professional qualification.
Together with the chairman, Paul Kam, they entered sports marketing industry by establishing ProEvents Management Limited in Hong Kong in 1992, at a time where the industry was dominated by overseas companies.
Over the past 23 years, ProEvents has become the leading football promoter in Asia. We have organised and promoted more international football matches and clubs football tours in Asia than any other companies. Teams brought into Asia include Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris St Germain, Inter Milan and many others. Apart from Club teams, we also worked with National Associations such as Brazil, England, Argentina and all local football associations in the region. With our second to none track record in the industry, the company is well recognised and respected by leading sports and entertainment companies across Europe, Asia and America as well as by clubs and national associations.
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