Showing posts from April, 2019

No help for former footballer V. Krishnasamy? Really?

Can the relevant authorities like FAM or the Football Association of Penang do something to alleviate (V.) Krishnasamy’s financial situation? This was published in The Star's letters page today: It is nice of Kok Foo Leong to voice concerns about his good friend and former national footballer V. Krishnasamy. That shows compassion and the desire to help a friend - a noble trait that must be applauded. But Mr Kok, the FA of Malaysia (FAM) has provided financial assistance to Krishnasamy not too long ago. Then FAM general-secretary (now president) Datuk Hamidin Amin had presented financial assistance to Krishnasamy on Feb 26, 2018. Read the full report here . In fact, a month earlier (Jan 18, 2018) the National Athletes Welfare Foundation (Yakeb) visited Krishnasamy. Berita Harian had then quoted Yakeb's general manager Zuhairi Abdul Manaf as saying: "Hari ini

Hangzhou to host International Football Club Soccer 9s

The city of Hangzhou in China will play host to the International Football Club (IFC) 11th Soccer 9s tournament next week (April 20). The annual competition, featuring veteran footballers, will be held in Tonglu County after Kuala Lumpur hosted last year's edition in conjunction with IFC's  50th anniversary. Hangzhou hosted the tournament in 2011, the club's first tournament abroad. Other cities that have hosted the tournament since are  Pattaya (2012), Phnom Penh (2014 & 2016) and Krabi (2017). IFC president Kiranjit Singh said that it was not an easy feat for a Malaysian-based veteran football club to host a tournament overseas as he thanked the organising committee for their good work. “This is not the first time we are bringing he tournament away from Kuala Lumpur and doing it for the sixth time in our history of the eleven-year tournament is indeed a feat to be proud off,” said Kiranjit. “We are also thankful to the Malaysian-based teams wh

Sportswriters honoured at SAM-100Plus awards ceremony

Sports writers in Malaysia were honoured at the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM)-100Plus 2018 awards ceremony last night. The awards ceremony was to recognise the good work carried out by the journalists throughout 2018 with Berita Harian's Helmi Talkah and Fabian Peter of the New Straits Times (NST) bagging the Siebel Award after picking up the Best News Report (Print) award for their article 'Badminton Dipalit Bookie'. Norman Siebel was the first SAM president. The award, introduced in 2016, was to recognised Siebel's contribution in sports journalism in the 60s and for pioneering the establishment of SAM. Some 200 entries were submitted for the various awards. Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Shah and his consort Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah graced the event. Roll of honour Siebel Award: Helmi Talkah (BH) and Fabian Peter (NST) Best News Report (Print): Helmi Talkah (BH) and Fabian Peter (NST) - Badminton Dipalit Bookie Best Comm