Malaysia faced unexpected resistance from the United States in their ISTAF SuperSeries INDIA 2013/14 opening match but did enough when it mattered most to carve out a somewhat scrappy win. Playing on an elevated court for the first time, the Malaysian first regu of Norshahruddin Mad Ghani, Ahmad Aizat Nor Azmi and Farhan Adam defeated the US trio of Jeremy Nathan, Tanakorn Tony and Tru A Cha 15-9, 15-9, 15-4 in their Group B fixture at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex here today. “We really did not have a chance to practice on the elevated court and this was reflected in our...

Siapa pilihan utama jurulatih Jamaluddin Hassan sebagai tekong Malaysia dalam Siri Super ISTAF 2013-14, bakal ditentukan berdasarkan tahap lawan yang ditemui satu persatu. Dengan sistem pertukaran pemain yang lebih terbuka, maksimum dan fleksibel, Ahmad Aizat Mohd. Nor Azmi dan Izurin Refin pasti perlu sentiasa bersedia menghadapi segala kemungkinan asalkan mampu memastikan kemenangan Malaysia. Hanya pengalaman antarabangsa, memisahkan mereka dengan pencapaian juara Piala EGAT di Lampang, Thailand, bulan lalu sebagai sandaran Ahmad Aizat. Izurin, tekong kidal pula menimba pendedahan dengan kelab Chonburi dan Kalasin dalam Liga Sepaktakraw Thailand (TTL), baru-baru ini selain pernah menikmati aksi Piala Raja Thai, tahun lalu. Pusingan pertama Siri Super ISTAF di Kompleks Sukan Indira Gandhi, New Delhi yang bermula Khamis ini,...

Nasib skuad Malaysia dianggap jauh lebih mudah dan baik berbanding tiga seteru utamanya, Thailand, Korea Selatan dan Indonesia atau mungkin Myanmar mulai Khamis ini. Undian Siri Super ISTAF 1 di New Delhi, India, hanya menemukan anak buah Jamaluddin Hassan itu dengan Iran dan Amerika Syarikat dalam Kumpulan B yang tidak pernah menewaskan mereka dan berkedudukan dunia jauh lebih rendah. Tuah besar itu ternyata mencerahkan peluang Malaysia, pilihan kedua, mencapai sasaran jurulatihnya untuk ke separuh akhir yang bakal menemukannya dengan sama ada India atau Singapura mahupun bertembung semula salah satu lawan peringkat kumpulan tadi. Amat berbeza buat juara bertahan dan Piala Dunia, Thailand yang perlu berentap dengan Myanmar...

WINDSOR Paul John has been appointed Deputy General Secretary of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). He will now assist AFC General Secretary Dato Alex Soosay in all administrative matters. Prior to his latest appointment, Windsor was the Executive Director of AFC, a position he has held since 2012. This latest move by AFC is seen by the Asian governing body recognizing Windsor’s ability in the administrative field as the man has been performing his jobs rather diligently, and with so much passion. Of recent, football’s world governing body, FIFA, had so much of faith in Windsor’s ability too. He was appointed by Fifa...