RM320,000 or US$50,000 up for grabs
Frenz United FC president Datuk Noor Ihsan A Hamid gives his speech at the launch
The matches will be shown live and delayed over Astro Arena 801. Officiating the launch are FAM vice-president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin and FAM deputy general secretary Datuk Ahmad Fuad Daud,
Eight teams, including four foreign clubs and two national sides will vie for a total cash prize of US$100,000 (RM320,000) in what is poised to be Malaysia’s most expensive youth tournament.
As hosts Frenz United will field two teams – one from an ensemble of their products at Janda Baik, Pahang and the other students of their academy in Indonesia.
Completing the inaugural line-up are the Malaysian Under-15 side, Persepolis FC (Iran), Slovakia National Under-15, SK Slavia Praha (Czech Republic), Incheon Selection Team (South Korea) and Chonburi FC (Thailand). The venues are the Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) Stadium and the Shah Alam Stadium.
The winners will receive prize money of USD50,000 (1st place), USD25,000 (2nd place), USD15,000 (3rd place) and USD10,000 (4th place). Not only that, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) will walk away with a USD3,000 prize money.
Frenz International Cup 2012 is the international sequel to the Under-14 Frenz Trophy competition held in May-July this year.
Details of Frenz International Cup 2012 were disclosed during the official launch at Best Western Premier Hotel, Dua Sentral, here Monday.
In revealing the grand designs of the tournament, Frenz United Football Club President, Dato’ Noor Ihsan A Hamid, said: “The tournament not only promotes a healthy competitive spirit among young promising players, but it also strengthens the bond between the local players and the players from the participating countries.
“We believe in time the Frenz International Cup will be a brand associated with youth football, similar in many ways to the tournaments held in various countries such as the Toulon Festival in France, the Gothia Cup in Sweden and the Saitama Invitational in Japan.”
For more information visit www.frenztrophy.com.my or www.frenzunited.com.my