Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mamak Stalls Packed With Harimau Fans For Football Final

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- It has become a tradition for local football fans to gather at mamak stalls to enjoy watching big football matches.

Invariably, tonight almost all mamak stalls were packed with fans following the football final of the 26th SEA Games on television or the big screen where the national under-23 squad met host Indonesia and won at the Utama Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta.

Local national team supporter, Abdul Muiz Razali, 30, earlier told Bernama that he and his friends would be more comfortable watching the match at the mamak stall than at home to join in the crowd excitement like watching the game in the stadium.

"Each time when there is a big match involving the national team, I would arrange to watch with my friends at a mamak stall, wearing jerseys and bringing along the national flag as show of support to the national team.

"I am confident the Harimau squad would defeat the Garuda team tonight," he said.

Putri Nadyatul Saidin, 28, said she would be at the mamak stall early by 7.15pm to get a seat before the match starts.

"The match tonight is very important and meaningful to Malaysians and I chose the mamak stall as it is more comfortable," she said.

Puteri Nadyatul said she was confident the national squad would repeat their success in the Laos SEA Games in 2009 and could clinche an easy win as the Garuda squad was not very impressive.

Meanwhile, Indonesian national, Osmal said although he was away from home, he would be cheering for his country and was confident Indonesia would win.

He has been working for five years as a food stall assistant in Wangsa Maju and hoped Indonesian supporters at the Stadium Utama Gelora Bung Karno would be more respectful to the opposing team.


No comments:

Post a Comment