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BADMINTON: Hafiz Hashim will accept BAM coaching offer if terms right

Picture from Hafiz Hashim's Facebook
National shuttler Hafiz Hashim said he is willing to give up playing and turn to coaching if the deal with the BA of Malaysia (BAM) is right.

The 2003 All-England men’s singles champion met BAM technical director Morten Frost this morning over the possibility of coaching the national women’s singles team.

"I just met Frost and everything went well. It sounded positive," said Hafiz.

"I've not accepted anything yet. There are still several details to look into, especially my salary and sponsorship deals. As you know I'm still playing and have obligations.

"I'm willing to give up playing, if the deal is right," he added.

Hafiz, 34, said there will be another meeting between him and Frost "soon".

"If the terms are right, then I'll be looking at joining BAM after the SEA Games, by September perhaps."

Hafiz has been playing for Petaling Jaya Badminton Club in the Purple League over the past two years.

If Hafiz agrees to the terms, he will be the latest addition to BAM's coaching staff.

BAM had on June 8 announced the appointment of Misbun Sidek as the men's singles head coach. He returns to BAM after quitting in 2010.

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