Thursday, July 16, 2009

No go for Under-18 team

The swine flu has again claimed a victim, of sorts. The National Under-18 team have been told to withdraw from the AFF U-19 Youth Championship at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Aug 4-16 by the FA of Malaysia. Read here.

Eleven players come from schools nationwide and the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) and are not allowed to go overseas following the Ministry of Education's directive. It is believed, however, FAM were slow to react and appeal to the decision, which leaves coach Ong Kim Swee with only 14 players. Kim Swee who is also handling the Under-19 team in the Premier League, has yet to assemble the Under-18 team for a single competitive match this year.

Malaysia had earlier been drawn to play hosts Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines in Ho Chi Minh.


Hakim Amir said...

is Man Utd still coming to KL?

Anonymous said...

no no we don't want them here....esp the new devils by the the name of Owen

Haizul Azmi said...

I pity the Youth squads.

I remember being an exchange student in Spain when I was younger, and even the school teams were sent to neighbouring countries for friendlies. And this was in a "kampung" called Manresa.
This was at the height of the mad cow disease.

Btw, most people in Manresa know where Malaysia is thanks to Moto Gp. Everyone knew Shah Alam and Sepang.

Spain is a good examlpe of a country of rempits who have made a success of this rempit culture.

Just look at Dani Pedrosa, Carlos Checa and more recently Toni Elias Justicia.