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Biting off more than they can chew: The pre-season lessons of Selangor

Selangor's ambitious pre-season plans for 2020 have not quite gone their way.

First their inaugural edition of their pre-season tournament, the Selangor Asia Challenge (SAC), which featured them and three other Southeast Asian clubs on January 18 and 19 at the Shah Alam Stadium, was beset by inclement weather, and lukewarm fan reception.

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A storm on the second day, after two matches had been played on the first, led to the pitch getting muddy and the abandonment of the match between Persib and Ha Noi FC. Parts of the already leaky stadium roof were also reported to have been damaged slightly by strong winds, but thankfully there were too few supporters in attendance on the second day to be hurt by debris.