The A-League side will take on Johor Darul Takzim next Wednesday.
Perth Glory’s preparations for the new A-League campaign will take them to Malaysia for a pre-season friendly next week.
Local club Johor Darul Takzim, a giant of the Malaysian Super League after finishing fourth last term, will provide the opposition for Glory on Wednesday August 14 and will see Head Coach Alistair Edwards return to the club, at which he spent a year of his playing career.
Former striker Edwards was part of the Southern Tigers side that won the League and Malaysia Cup double in 1991 and is looking forward to visiting his old stomping ground for a game that has generated huge local interest.
“I spent many years in Malaysia and had two very enjoyable seasons playing for Johor where we won the League and Malaysia Cup double in 1991. It’s going to be great returning to a place that holds such fond memories,” explained Edwards to Football Australia.
Without trying to appear nostalgic Edwards believes Johor will provide a stern test for the West Australian-side and will step their summer programme up a notch.
“This game is a wonderful bonus to our club and our pre-season schedule,” he added. “On the back of our recent trip to South Africa, it will provide us with another very tough and high quality opponent in what still is the very early stages of our pre-season program.
“I’m sure the hit out will prove very beneficial as we build up to the start of our A-League campaign.”