Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has promised to reward the Kelantan football team if they win the Malaysia Cup final. He told reporters at a Aidilfitri celebration at Kota Darulnaim here that the state government had contributed RM5,000 to the team for making to the semi-final. The cheque was handed over to the Kelantan Football Association (Kafa) president Tan Sri Annuar Musa last night.Last night, the Kelantan team, The Red Warriors, defeated Perlis 2-0 in the first leg of the Malaysia Cup semi-final. Nik Abdul Aziz said the government would also built a stadium on a 10 hectare site...

CITIZEN Nades writes about the multi million dollar tennis events that is held in the country, read here, early this month I wrote about the abuse of tax payers money read here, but then again no one is listening, no one bothers about it, who cares ? ...

The loss of inspirational striker Indera Putera Mahayuddin has left Kelantan coach B.Sathianathan a worried man as he plans for the Malaysia Cup semi-final second leg against Perlis." Indera Putra was shown the second yellow card last night, meaning he will not be allowed to play in the next game."I am not sure whether the rules say two or three yellow cards. I will have to check the Malaysia Cup rules," he told reporters here Tuesday night. Kelantan beat Perlis 2-0 in the Malaysia Cup semi-final first leg at Sultan Muhammed IV Stadium here last night.Sathianathan said he was still dissatisfied with...

Perlis, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu advanced to the Malaysia Cup semi-finals after beating their respective opponents in their second leg quarter-final matches Saturday night. In KANGAR, Perlis beat Johor FC on a 4-1 aggregate at the Stadium Utama tonight.In the match tonight, Perlis beat the visitors 2-0, with the goals coming from Amar Rohidan with a header in the eighth minute and Nizaruddin Yusof provided the second goal in the 48th minute.The match was marred by a fight in the field between two Johor players and a Perlis player in the 59th minute. Mohd Saiful Sabtu and Sivakumar Munusamy of Johor...

Perlis, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu advanced to the Malaysia Cup semi-finals after beating their respective opponents in their second leg quarter-final matches Saturday night. In KANGAR, Perlis beat Johor FC on a 4-1 aggregate at the Stadium Utama tonight.In the match tonight, Perlis beat the visitors 2-0, with the goals coming from Amar Rohidan with a header in the eighth minute and Nizaruddin Yusof provided the second goal in the 48th minute.The match was marred by a fight in the field between two Johor players and a Perlis player in the 59th minute. Mohd Saiful Sabtu and Sivakumar Munusamy of Johor...

I am saddened and shocked by the passing of my friend Ms. Joanne Ong, whom I refer to as "Puan Sri" since 1996. She passed away an hour ago at the Subang Jaya Medical Center after battling with leukemia for close to three months. The late Joanne, who was my colleague in FAM, was then employed by TicketAccess and in 2006 launched her very own ticketing company called J&A Events and managed TicketPro Malaysia office. From providing tickets for Malaysian Open, she managed the Penang Jazz Festival and the latest Manchester United Tour to Malaysia. After the United tour to Malaysia, Joanne...

FORMER Kedah coach Azraai Khor who was once a leading candidate as national coach received the offer letter as Under-21 head coach yesterday. Azraai will begin the new journey in FAM on November 1,2009. The Under-21 side is expected to be fielded in the Premier League next season, but will this successful coach in the local scene have the support of the fellow coaches. Life can be different for coaches who work with the national association, many go with the hope that changes can be done and much later they realise it is not the same. They realise that it is...

KEDAH coach Azraai Khor submitted his letter of resignation as team coach, to Dr Hamdan a couple of minutes ago. Azraai is one of the most succesful coaches in the local scene, guided Kedah to a back to back double treable, could not accept the way the team has been treated. Two weeks ago thousands of Kedah fans were not allowed into the stadium and only 2000 tickets were printed. The way things has been happening in KAFA as though they demanded Azraai to resign. JAIHO salutes Azraai's values and principals, it's time to move on. The grapevine has it that Azraai...

IS Malaysian Super League (MSL) in a crisis that is beyond any help? It is learnt from the corridors of power within FAM that Sarawak, Malacca, Penang, UPB My Team,Police and Armed Forces apparently have decided to withdraw for the league next year and it has all to do with financial constraints. "Many teams have not deposited the money, which only means that they dont have the money. It is a tough situation, we just have to wait and see the outcome" said an FAM official. Six states owned almost RM 1 million just on salaries both to players and coaches, that...

WINDSOR JOHN Paul leaves for Nigeria tonight as the FIFA General Co-ordinator for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. It is not suprising that FIFA has appointed Windsor to be based in Abuja, which will host the finals as well. Nigeria's capital, Abuja enjoys a rare blend of natural and modern monuments uncommon in the continent's sub region. Rich in tourism and infrastructure, Abuja has become a safe haven for foreign tourists and expatriates. Abuja replaced Lagos as Nigeria's federal capital on 12 December 1991 and is a uniquely planned city. The 2006 census put the population of the territory at 778,567. Abuja's...