Datuk Lee Chong Wei's All-England final defeat to Lin Dan on Sunday was not a surprise considering his poor record against the supremely agile and nimble-footed Chinese ace. Chong Wei is not exactly alone in the runners-up category as he has his coach, Misbun Sidek (1986) and other fellow Malaysians, Foo Kok Keong (1991), Rashid Sidek (1996) and Ong Ewe Hock (1998) for company. Anyway, that's not the news.
Apparently an Indonesian coach is being wooed to help reduce Rashid's burden in helping raise the standards of the singles shuttlers. The coach will not come cheap. But money is not an issue with BAM, with National Sports Council's support and approval of course. And I'm interested to know what is in the offing for the badminton academy after Datuk Zolkples Embong's visit to Denmark prior to the All-England.