Sharpen up, lads!

1MALAYSIA'S hopes at the Junior World Cup in New Delhi would depend on their ability to score goals from penalty corners.

With most teams playing it tight at the back, open play chances would be few in between, hence the team were somewhat perturbed that the three penalty corners in their friendly against Germany went to waste in their 2-0 loss on Tuesday.

Malaysia have a good penalty corner department with the likes of Shahril Saabah, Zulhairi Hashim and Kavin Karthik able to convert from the set-pieces.

Shahril was the ace at the Sultan Johor Cup as he hammered five goals via penalty corners and in the process was the topscorer of the tournament with seven goals.

“We need to be more precise in the penalty corners and the match against Germany was not reflective of our ability in this department,” said team manager Mirnawan Nawawi.

Grab a copy of The Malay Mail for all this and more as Mailsport's SS Dhaliwal reports from New Delhi.

HD says: All the best lads!


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