The Malaysian League, now in the doldrums, needs to pull back its fans as the sport did in its earlier days being a big public entertainment draw, said 'Football King' Datuk Abdul Ghani Minhat. He said as entertainment it needed icons or idols and stars like the late Mokhtar Dahari who was very much respected and idolised by football fans."Fans do not want to see just one level of skills and ability in the league, there need to be stars even if such stars are in a defensive position," the national football legend told Bernama Saturday. Abdul Ghani said this when asked...

Pahang born Nor Azimah Mat Resad is once again Malaysia's hope for winning a medal at the 18th Vietnam International Judo Tournament to be held at the Phan Dinh Phung Indoor Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City from 2-5 July 2009. Malaysia will be represented by a team of seven male and three female athletes to this annual international meet. The team would be led by manager, Thevaraj Kasivisvanathan and Mongolian coach, Maralgerel Darmbiinyam.Last year Malaysia won one silver through Nor Azimah in the 45kg and a bronze from Nik Norbaizura Nik Azman (57kg). Nor Azimah, 25, won quite easily and she...

Lee Chong Wei was unstoppable and the Koo Kein Keat and Tan Boon Heong combination found their winning touch to keep the Malaysian flag flying at the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship here today. On a day when Malaysia had three finalists in the US$120,000 tournament, it was the World No. 1 women's doubles pair, Chin Ee Hui and Wong Pei Tty, who found the burden of carrying the nation's hopes a little too heavy to bear and were knocked out in straight games by an unknown pair from China.But there was Chong Wei of course and the World...

I was having a chat with Rev.Joe Marcose, it was a long conversation so much so the battery went dead. I have known Joe, for close to 12 years now.. I have known him as sports editor, media officer, pastor and now a blogger. I must say he is a fine man who upholds principals and values, no one can ever accuse him of benefiting for himself, he has never asked anything for him or his family, he trusts the lord and lives a life that is 100 percent dependable on GOD. Unlike some, who will even sell their soul for...

Listen to the flip flop press conference that was held on February 1st, 2009, all the decisions that was made on that day during the council meeting, has not been carried out .. that is how pathetic FAM is. But then again are we suprise. The Asian Cup debacle report was not even sent to the Cabinet Committee for Sports, so who are we kidding here ! 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0br5-toREg&NR=1 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pksnKhJ_1rU&feature=related After every council meeting only annoucements are made, all talk but no action. !...

Somehow I think the FAM President, is not aware of what has transpired during "Sessi Perbincangan" that was conducted last October at the National Sports Council. Close to 80 Individuals attended this two day session which was chaired by Datuk Che Mat Jusoh. A total of 15 resolutions was passed and presented to the EXCO two months later. So I dont understand what is Datuk Redzuan talking about.. can some one enlighten me, either the Sultan is misinformed or Redzuan is not aware of the decision or even the proposal given by the competitions committee. It is also learnt that the Malaysian...

God took the strength of a mountain, the majesty of a tree, the warmth of a summer sun the calm of quiet sea. The comforting arm of the night. The Wisdom of the ages. The power of eagle's flight The Joy of morning spring The faith of a mustard seed, the patience of eternity The depth of a family need, then combined these qualities, when there was nothing more to add, He knew his master piece was complete and so called it "DAD" I would like to wish My wonderful dad " Lt Commander (R) Aralanthu Savrimuthu" a Blessed Father's Day and May God Bless You Always. To all...

The government will study the contribution of the sports industry to the economy especially after hundreds of millions of ringgit had been spent on sportS development, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek said today. He said right now the industry was seen more as a field to generate good health and glory. "We don't know how much the industry has contributed to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) because we don't have the guidelines and data about that," he told reporters after attending the National Fitness Month 2009 celebration, here. He said it was high time for the sports industry to...

Early this year I told a few people that North Korea and South Korea will be in 2010 World Cup. Some of my friends laughed at me and told me, that I must be joking. The story below explains everything about North Korea, their dedication , commitment and discipline of wanting to be in the World Cup. Let's forget about South Korea.. I think FAM must now learn from North Korea, national team should be training in North Korea, instead of China, Slovakia, Singapore and Indonesia. Maybe the Under-16 team should be placed in North Korea for 3 years. Why Not! They...

Australian football officials launched their bid Sunday to host either the World Cup in 2018 or 2022, saying they felt it was a realistic goal. "Hosting the World Cup would provide Australia with an unparalleled opportunity and give Australia a lasting and living legacy for generations to come," Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy told the bid launch at Parliament House, the country's seat of government. "On the world stage, there is no event with the same level of global appeal or audience reach as the FIFA World Cup." Lowy was joined by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Socceroos Mark Schwarzer and...