The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Football Team also known as The Gladiators, started the new season campaign by introducing its new line-up, on 3 Jan 2104, to face the 2014 Malaysian League Championship. The Gladiators won the Charity Shield last season. The event was officiated by YB Dato ' Sri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence Malaysia and was attended by YBhg Tan Sri Dato ' Sri (Dr.) Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin, the Chief of Defence Forces who is the President of MAF Football Club. The event was held at the Hotel Royal Chulan.
One of the programs conducted was the signature sponsorship for MAF Football Team Jersey by Mr. Ng Yeoh Toh, General Manager for the brand Lotto..
PBAT juga masih mengekalkan Ketua Jurulatih yang lama iaitu B.Satianathan manakala Ketua Pasukan iaitu Hairuddin bin Omar @ HaiO. Seramai 26 pemain bolasepak ATM Liga Super 2014 telah terpilih dengan 10 orang pemain baru (termasuk 2 pemain import).
B.Satianathan was retained as the Head of Coach while the team captain is Hairuddin bin Omar. A total of 26 football players for the MAF Super League in 2014 were selected with 10 new players (including 2 foreign players).
A tour Hop on Hop Off bus was also introduced with a giant poster of The Gladiators line-up.