Malaysia, one of Asia’s most established polo nations, will be gunning for a historic place in this year’s FIP Polo Cup Finals in Argentina in October. The Malaysians take their first step towards this when they play host to the FIP World Cup Zone D Qualifier which will be played at three different venues – namely the Royal Pahang Polo Club in Pekan, the Putrajaya Equestrian Park in the administrative capital of Malaysia and the Royal Selangor Polo Club from June 11-26. The countries competing in Zone D, apart from Malaysia, are Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Nigeria and Singapore....

President of FAM, His Royal Highness Sultan Ahmad Shah is willing to contest for the Asean Football Federation (AFF) president’s post at the federation’s congress on 10 April n Bangkok. It is learned that incumbent AFF President Tan Sri Tengku Ahmad Rithaudeen will be stepping down from the post which he had held since 1996. “I am prepared and I know there will be more responsibilities but I am prepared to go for it provided they want me to stand for the tops post,” said Sultan Ahmad Shah, Sunday. When nominations were closed on Friday, there were two nominations. Sultan Ahmad Shah was...

The AFF-Suzuki Cup-winning team received a whopping total of RM1.24 million in cash incentives from FA of Malaysia, Sunday. President of FAM, His Royal Highness Sultan Ahmad Shah presented the cheques to 22 players and 10 officials. Head coach K.Rajagobal and the players received RM50,000 while support crew – two assistant coaches, physiotherapist, masseur, media officer, security officer, sports code and kitman – received RM10,000 each. After presenting the incentives, His Royal Highness declared that this (the victory) is a beginning of a new era in Malaysian football. The national team emerged champions of the AFF-Suzuki Cup last year. The last major success of...