coach Bojan Hodak today expressed his satisfaction with the success of Kelantan in completing a treble of winning three championships this season.
He said the success was mostly due to the efficiency of the Kelantan Football Association's management, besides the strong determination shown by the Red Warriors.
"I am happy because we won all the three cups and I do hope the momentum will be maintained next season," he told a press conference after the Malaysia Cup final match here yesterday.
The Red Warriors completed the treble after winning the Malaysia Cup by defeating the Armed Forces 3-2 at the Shah Alam Stadium last night.
Earlier this season, they also defended the Super League Cup for the second time, besides emerging champion of the FA Cup for the first time in 22 years after defeating Sime Darby 1-0 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on May 19.
Commenting on last night's game, Hodak said that he is satisfied with the performance of his players who had to fight until extra time to lift the Malaysia Cup for the second time after 2010.
"I am pleased that the defence managed to stop the advance of the ATM strikers in the second half.
"Although ATM equalised at the end of the second half, I advised the players not to be easily deterred, and as a result, our team (Kelantan) won the match," he added.
Meanwhile, ATM coach B. Sathianathan said the team's failure to lift the Malaysia Cup for the first time was because luck was not on their side.
"I am proud of the performance of my players although they had to face a team with experienced players like Indra Putra Mahayuddin and Norshahrul Idlan Talaha."
The 56-year-old coach said his side's failure would not discourage him to continue to lead the squad nicknamed 'The Gladiators' to become a respected force next season.
ATM who are the Premier League champions will compete in the Super League next season.