Sunday, September 28, 2008


More Malaysian Woes

Sunday September 28, 2008
Football: Axe to fall on five
PETALING JAYA: At least five players will be axed following the national football team’s dismal outing in the playing tour of Slovakia recently.
Malaysia lost three matches and drew one in the tour.
National material: Kedah striker Mohd Khyril Muhymeen (right) has been picked by national coach B. Sathianathan for his Merdeka Tournament squad
National coach B. Sathianathan said he would submit a report to the team management on their return from Slovakia today.
“I found that some are just not good enough to play at the international level,” said Sathianathan yesterday.
However, he did not name the players likely to be dropped ahead of their final phase of preparations for the Merdeka Tournament from Oct 15-25.
The final phase of training for the eight-team Merdeka Tournament will resume after Hari Raya on Oct 3.
Sathianathan said he would include six more players from Kedah and Perak, who were left behind to represent their states in their AFC Cup quarter-final campaigns.
The six are Badrol Bakhtiar, Mohd Khyril Muhymeen, Mohd Helmi Eliza Elias (Kedah), S. Subramaniam, Mohd Nasril Nourdin and Mohd Hardy Jaafar (Perak).
Sathianathan said he would field the strongest line-up for their the final two test matches against Sri Lanka here on Oct 6 and against another side to be confirmed on Oct 10.
Vietnam, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sierra Leone have confirmed their participation for the Merdeka Tournament while Pakistan have been put on standby as Kazakhstan have yet to give their reply.

Taken from the Star

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