The Golden Deers are aiming for a positive start to their Malaysia Cup defence.
Kelantan head coach Bojan Hodak admits he is wary of facing Group C opponents Pahang in front of their home supporters.
The Red Warriors begin their defence of the Malaysia Cup with a trip to Darul Makmur Stadium on Tuesday in the hope of adding it to the already retained FA Cup, in which they narrowly defeated a star studded Darul Takzim 1-0 in the final.
Although his side are favourites to lift the trophy Hodak is circumspect as to their chances of making it out of Kuantan with three points given the decibel shattering noise that is likely to greet his players when they take to the field.
“Pahang are a good team, especially in front of their fans. If they (Pahang) have good support from the stands they give 110 per cent on the field. We have to take care of this,” Hodak told Sports 247.
Pahang coach Dollah Salleh insists he is hoping home advantage will pay dividends for the Elephants and set the tone for their tournament campaign.
“Winning the first match is always a morale booster and we want a positive start to our Malaysia Cup campaign,” Dollah said.