MALAYSIAN Under-23 team were unable to take off from the RMAF Air Base, Subang. The team was at the airport since 9.30am, and were brought back to Wisma FAM at 4 pm. "There was a delay in flight arrangement, we wrote to the necessary agencies and approval was given 10 days ago, but it was unfortunate that this has happened." said an official. This delay in travelling to Laos is surely not good news for K.Rajagopal as they will take on Timor Leste on Wednesday in the opening match. Many may wonder why the national team is travelling in a private chartered flight?...

Arsenal now have it all to do in the title race.Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Chelsea at Emirates Stadium leaves Arsène Wenger’s side 11 points adrift of the Premier League leaders.It is still only November of course and Arsenal have a game in hand but they have to claw back ground quickly if they are to stay in touch with top two. This game was an indication of the task they face. The home side had the majority of possession and were on the foot front for most of the 90 minutes but they were picked off twice just before half-time and...

Asian soccer chief Mohamed Bin Hammam signed a $1 billion dollar rights deal with World Sports Group on Tuesday.The deal gives Singapore-based sports marketing, event management and media group WSG rights to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) events up until 2020."Asian football is scaling new heights," Hammam told reporters in the Malaysian capital." It is AFC's pleasure to renew our tight relationship with WSG, who were the first ones to recognise the incredible potential of the Asian game." WSG have been commercial partners of the AFC since 1993."They came to support us when our revenues (from rights) were close to zero. We...

AN excellent column written by my former boss Datuk Syed Nadzri, Group Editor of NST. A former sports writer, a man with humility and wisdom, he has given his side of the story of what is wrong with Malaysian Football. Read it here  REMEMBER the name: Elizabeth Lambert. The American girl has epitomised, through dirty play in a football match earlier this month, the reality of the world -- about how things are sometimes not what they appear to be. She has shown, in split seconds of utterly bad sporting behaviour, everything about the dangers lurking around us and the deceptive, stealthy moments...

KELANTAN coach B.Sathianathan did not waste time in signing players for the new season. The former national coach who only spent four days in Kuala Lumpur was on his way back to Kota Baru as Norshahrul Talaha, Akmal Rizal and Mohd Shakir Shaari will be signing up with Kelantan on Saturday at the KB Mall. "We need to strengthen the team and with these players I hope we will be able to achieve more success, it is important to have a balanced team. I am sure the players will give their best." said Sathianathan who met up with JAIHO during his...

TASHKENT – Uzbekistan put themselves on the brink of a place at the 2011 Asian Cup after two goals from Alexander Geynrikh helped the central Asians overcome Malaysia 3-1 at JAR Stadium. Following a goalless first-half, the hosts went in front just after the break through Server Djeparov (pictured) before Geynrikh found the back of the net in the 57th and 65th minutes to give Uzbekistan a comfortable advantage. Zaquan Abdul Radzak pulled a goal back for Malaysia but it ultimately proved little more than a consolation.Uzbekistan came into the game having not found the net in their last five contests...

SportsFix, ASEAN's leading mobile-centric over-the-top (OTT) streaming platform, has announced a significant new partnership with international media company MP & Silva to acquire the Italian Serie A TIM for the 2017/2018 season. SportsFix recently signed the deal with the Italian league’s international media rights holders to provide football fans with three LIVE matches weekly via the SportsFix platform (www.sportsfix.tv) in Malaysia, starting this weekend. The Serie A TIM continues to enjoy a strong following in Malaysia, and fans will welcome the return of the live coverage of top teams including defending champion Juventus,  AC Milan, Inter Milan, Roma, Lazio, Fiorentina and current...

The Kelantan Football Association (Kafa) have been slapped with a RM50,000 fine for the unruly behaviours of their supporters in the Malaysia Cup final at the National Stadium on Saturday. FAM disciplinary committee deputy chairman Datuk Mohd Taufik Abd Razak said Kelantan fans had committed three offences, namely hurling firecrackers and other objects on to and towards the pitch, hitting match officials with objects and damaging stadium properties. For throwing firecrackers and other objects on to and towards the pitch, Kafa was fined RM5,000, hurling objects which hit match officials (RM20,000) and damaging the seats and the gates of the stadium (RM25,000),...

FOOTBALL writer Eric Samuel, gives FA of Malaysia an advise on security management read here ,of course none of us condone such shameful act by the Kelantan Fans, if this trend continues, there will come a time, KAFA migh need to find extra cash just to pay the fine that will be imposed by FAM. FAM displinary board meets today at 3pm at Wisma FAM and I will not be suprised if Kelantan is suspended from the M-League next season based on what happened at the final....

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has to be held responsible for the damage estimated at RM214,000 caused by Kelantan fans to the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil last Saturday as it had rented the premises, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek said."Although the FAM promised a percentage from its gate collection, it has to be held responsible for any damage," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby. Ahmad Shabery said FAM would be notified of the total damage estimated by the Bukit Jalil Stadium Corporation as well as the cost of repairing the damage caused by disappointed Kelantan...