The Panthers are Back!


Stadium Bandaraya, Penang FA's lucky stadium.

Penang football rises like a phoenix from the ashes.

When Ola Bola was released earlier this year, the buzz it created was sensational. Interest in local football surged, thanks to the movie, which portrays a fictionalised account of the Malaysian national football team during its heyday in the late 1970s. While tinged with nostalgia, it depicts a sense of camaraderie that knows no racial bounds. And it has also raked in a whopping RM15mil within a month of showing – a new record in local cinemas.

And then there was the super goal scored by the Penang team’s Faiz Subri in a free kick against Pahang at a Super League match in February.

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