The Malaysian Super League Sdn Bhd (MSL) plans to adopt a three-pronged approach to provide assistance and support to enable clubs and state teams to improve the commercial aspects of football. MSL, the commercial arm of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) unveiled its plans during the first 2011 M-League team briefing held at Wisma FAM in Kelana Jaya, Wednesday. At the briefing, attended by representatives of teams participating in 2011 tournament, MSL Chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa announced the appointment of Stuart Michael Ramalingan as MSL’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Stuart, 39, has been a Professionalisation Consultant and Regional Instructor with...

As the Olympic team moves into the final phase of preparation, they received some timely encouragement from the man who led the national team in its historic participation at the1972 Munich Olympic Games. “The highest achievement our players can hope for, at least for now, is the Olympics and I would encourage the team to give their best to reach the 2012 Olympics in London,” said Dato’ M. Chandran, captain of the national team which participated in the Munich games.The Olympic team or Harimau Muda ‘A’ will take on Pakistan in the first round of the home-and-away qualifiers with the first...

B Sathianathan yang digantung selama enam bulan oleh Persatuan Bola sepak Malaysia (FAM) berkuatkuasa semalam tetap mendapat perhatian sewajarnya oleh Persatuan Bola Sepak Kelantan (Kafa) yang mengumumkan bekas ketua jurulatih itu kini dilantik sebagai Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Kejurulatihan Kafa. Pelantikan yang diumumkan Presiden Kafa Tan Sri Annuar Musa itu membolehkan Sathianathan bertanggungjawab sepenuhnya dalam bidang teknikal kejurulatihan bagi membimbing bakat-bakat baru sebagai pelapis pada masa depan. "Walaupun Kelantan kehilangan ketua jurulatih di saat kita menghadapi perlawanan Piala Sumbangsih dan musim baru Liga Malaysia tidak lama lagi, namun khidmat Sathianathan masih diperlukan. "Hari ini kita melantik dia (Sathianathan) sebagai CEO dalam pasukan Kelantan...

It would be difficult for Asean to jointly host the World Cup, Football Association of Thailand President, Worawi Makudi in Bangkok, Monday. Worawi, who is a FIFA Ececutive committee member, was responding to earlier reports that ASEAN foreign ministers have agreed to propose to the grouping’s leadership that the region host the FIFA World Cup in 2030 as a group. The foreign ministers, who are meeting in Lombok, Indonesia, would submit a formal and detailed plan for approval by the ASEAN leaders when they meet in Jakarta on 7-8 May 2010. The idea of the region jointly hosting the FIFA World Cup in...

Malaysia and Jordan have established a new rapport in football following the establishment of a rapport between the two nations as a result of a visit by His Royal Highness Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah to the kingdom earlier this month. Jordan has a strong national team which is currently participating in the Asia Cup in Doha. Jordan drew 1-1 with Japan in its first Group B match and will face Saudi Arabia on Jan 13. During the visit, HRH Tengku Abdullah was granted an audience by His Majesty King Abdullah ll Ibn Al Hussein in Amman, Jordan on Jan 9. His Majesty...

FIFA’s choice, last month, of Qatar as host for the 2022 World Cup provided a clear example of a tilt in the balance of power within not only the global but the Asian regional game. Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein plans to enhance that shift at the Asian Confederation’s congress. Prince Ali is challenging South Korea’s Chung Mong-Joon for the role of Asia’s vice-president on the world federation’s executive committee. He does so with an intriguingly progressive vision for the way ahead and a confidence born of a secure foundation in the game. The 35-year-old son of the late King Hussein...

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan lists mountain climbing among his sporting interests. This is entirely appropriate. The president of Jordan’s Football Association is intent on scaling a mountain of very different proportions. He wants to take over as the Asian Football Confederation’s vice-president of FIFA. The position has been held, for the past 16 years, by Chung Mong-Joon of South Korea. But Prince Ali’s candidacy reflects what he believes to be a mood for change, for a breath of fresh air, at the highest level of both the regional and the world game. The average age of the FIFA executive...

Astro Media telah bersetuju menjadi Penaja Bersama Liga Malaysia dengan penajaan bernilai RM220 juta bagi tempoh empat tahun. Penajaan itu meliputi hak penyiaran bernilai RM30 juta setiap tahun mulai 2011 dan tambahan RM100 bagi kegiatan promosi oleh setesen satelit berbayar itu. "Astro merupakan satu daripada bakal penaja yang membida dan kami putuskan untuk memilih mereka sebagai rakan kongsi dan rakan media dengan memberikan hak tertentu perlawanan Liga M termasuk hak penyiaran," kata Timbalan Presiden FAM, Tan Sri Annuar Musa selepas mesyuarat khas Exco FAM, Ahad lalu, di Wisma FAM. “Bagaimanapun, ini tidak bermakna Astro Media akan menjadi penaja utama Liga dan mana-mana syarikat...