The 33-year-old is hoping to maintain his impeccable record in the tournament.
ATM captain Hairudden Omar has set his sights on participating in a fifth consecutive Malaysia Cup Final.
The 33-year-old has featured in the tournament showpiece on four years in a row, lifting the trophy twice with Negri Sembilanin 2009 and 2011. He was also part of the Kelantan side that triumphed in 2010.
Last year he finished as runner-up with his current employers and the Armed Forces are predicted to be reach the latter stages once again despite a disappointing campaign in the Malaysian Premier League, where they finished sixth.
Despite that Hairudden admits his personal goal is to reach the final and he would be left unfulfilled if ATM were eliminated before then.
“Every time the Malaysia Cup campaign starts, I am always motivated [and] excited,” Fox Sports quote him as telling Astro Arena.
“And if I fail to reach the final this season, it would be a big failure to me.
“My minimum target for this year is to be in the Malaysia Cup final.”
ATM’s route to the knock-out stages appears relatively straightforward after they were placed in Group A alongside 32-time champions Selangor and Premier League sides Sime Darby and Johor.