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Fans of Liverpool (LFC) and Manchester United (MUFC) are in for a big treat as event company, Firm Horizon Sdn Bhd together with Masters Football Asia announced the arrival of “The Battle of the Reds” football match in Sabah. For the first time ever in KK, the match will feature 32 former players of LFC & MUFC as they duke it out in Likas Stadium on 20th November 2019 at 7.30 pm.

Kicking off the football fever will begin on 16 November with many exciting activities & events where fans can take part and catch a glimpse of their favourite football icons.

Representing Liverpool Reds – Jason McAteer (the midfielder who played at Anfiend from 1995 to 1999, fondly remembered for his control of the game), Steve McManaman, Peter Crouch, Emile Heskey, David James, Jari Litmanen, John Arne Riise, Dietmar Hamann and Danny Murphy. As for Manchester Reds – Teddy Sheringham, Ronny Johnsen, Mikael Silvestre, Clayton Blackmore, Keith Gillespie, Ben Thornley, Paul Rachubka and Wes Brown.

Launching of ‘The Battle of The Reds” were officiated by Sabah Deputy Chief Minister & Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister YB Datuk Christina Liew, Minister of Infrastructural Development YB Datuk Peter Anthony, who is also the President of Sabah Football Association (SAFA) and Youth & Sports Minister YB Ginger Phoong, joined by legendary players of their respective clubs, John Arne Riise (LFC) and Ronny Johnsen (MUFC) at Marriot Kinabalu Hotel recently.

Director of Masters Football Asia, Ian Holahan said at the launch, “Form is temporary but it is said that class is permanent and plenty of class will be on display at ‘The Battle of the Reds’. We are delighted to bring these football giants to KK, Sabah. Football is a sport enjoyed by the community and an event like this presents a great opportunity for families to come together to celebrate and enjoy the beautiful game. I hope the fans, old and young alike will continue to show their support”.

Fans can get their tickets online exclusively on Shopee at, priced at RM150, RM280, RM380 & RM1900; only 14,600 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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