Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Four minutes of pleasure

Please spare four minutes of your time and click Bolatoday, noktahhitam, Harimau Malaya and
youtube. Though some suggest US-based Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal as a potential Mokhtar Dahari in the making, one glance would tell you he's very much similar, in terms of size and technical skills, to Wong Choon Wah, the nation's foremost left-footed playmaker who saw action in the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Barely 11, Wan Kuzain has been labelled as the star from MidWest. Born and bred in Illinois, he currently plays as a striker and attacking midfielder for SISC/Force soccer club, where he is the club's all time leading goal scorer. Kuzain is considered one of the most skillful, creative and dynamic attacking players in his club.

While it's still premature to label him as the answer to our woes, FA of Malaysia and the other relevant stakeholders must keep tabs on him. I think we have to work out a mechanism which will allow Wan Kuzain to pursue his career overseas and recalled for national duty as and when required.

Also our authorities must speak to parents of Yokohama FC's Tam Sheang Tsung to find out whether or not he intends to come back and wear the yellow jersey one day. Read here. It's obvious if he does make the grade as a pro, Sheang Tsung may have the option of playing for his adopted country.

11 comments:

budak jelai said...

Wowwwww aku bukan saja melopong tengok budak tu bawak bola, tapi penontonnya pun dapat mengalahkan jumlah penonton liga super kita.

Yang aku tak berkenan cuma repri dia yang tak pakai stokin....

Budak jelai

Jon said...

Answer to our everlasting problems, I'm not too sure. But this kid is surely a light down our long dark tunnel.

Zahari S said...

Rizal, I've watch the kid yet. I strongly believe that the never ending woes of our football teams, both national and super league teams lies with the whole structure and operation of the footballing bodies in Malaysia. As long as we still have politicians running the show, football in Malaysia will not go beyond our borders. In the last thirty years, we've gone from tigers to mere kittens. Our national team didn't even get an invitation to play in Thailand's King's Cup anymore.

Players like Wan Kuzain are everywhere but the structure and development systems that we have today are the one that pushing such young and talented players away from the game.

GombakRock said...

I agree 100% with Zahari S... We failed miserably in developing our talents...anyone who watched tv3 soccerkid program knows that we definitely got some talented kids!!

in 2007 our danone cup team do us proud by finishing 17th...and we were only represented by penang's under-12 side!!kick out politics and politicians from football and focus on development!!!

Anonymous said...

Well there are plenty of talents here but no one bothers. Just take a drive on a Saturday & Sunday morning to Dataran Petaling Jaya (Padang Timur) and watch 24 privately run academies/soccer schools battling out in National Junior Community Football League (Under 11)Piala Sultan Ahmad Shah. See for yourself. Its also shown on Astro 811 on Wednesdays with repeats on Friday & Sunday. Website - www.jrleague-malaysia.com.

Budak Bagan said...

Agree with Anonymous!!! Saw the highlights on Astro last night. Excellent goals by most kids! Just saw their website...good job guys. Who are behind this?

Anonymous said...

Seriously?! I live in the midwest, Illinois to be exact. The descriptions of this kid are way over exagerated. I have seen other kids in our area, even on his team, that are better than him. You have to see all of his games, not just an edited video to get the real story. Don't believe everything you see and hear.

Anonymous said...

You're kidding yourself there. He is the best on his team, by far. He's constantly being shut down by 2-3 defenders and the way he is able to get his goals still, is very impressive. Don't say anything about this kid if you've only seen him play a couple times. The kid has been known to change the face of a game

Anonymous said...

I didn't say I have only seen a couple of his games. I have seen many, and he doesn't stand out anymore than the other forwards on his team. I have seen him up against 1 defender and miss a shot that any average club player could make, more than once. If he was so good, why hasn't he been picked up by some of these big teams? Seems to me the answer is pretty straight forward..... he's average.

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Anonymous said...

to be honest,we have lots of talents unearth,it has proven with raw talents currently we have seeing the kids in national junior league.luckily,it was initiated by football enthusiasts and football academies to help in providing proper platform to the kids showing nurture their skills.It would be nice if we can see the proper involvement of our M-League teams in the national junior,so any good talents will be monitored hence absorbed to the team to have proper trainings.