The road to Malaysia Cup glory begins now for the LionsXII.
Even though there are still two games to go in the 2012 Malaysian Super League (MSL) season, LionsXII coach V Sundramoorthy (above) is gearing his side towards the knockout tournament, which begins late next month or early September.
League champions Kelantan, who are the only side to beat the LionsXII home and away this season, are the only team that Sundram fears.
If the draw for the Malaysia Cup stays the same, Kelantan and runners-up LionsXII will be seeded and kept apart in the quarter-finals, which means their paths are likely to cross only in the final.
There is also the intriguing possiblity of facing Fandi Ahmad's Johor FA in the competition.
Friday, May 17