Showing posts from February, 2022

Perak FC confirms 20 players for Premier League, plans to get more in second transfer window

Perak Football Club (Perak FC) has signed up 20 players under its new management, Impact Media and Communications (IMC) ahead of the new Premier League season. IMC, in a press release today, said the club’s participation is in line with its transformation process, "with the overarching goal of establishing Perak FC as a self-sustaining and successful football club in Malaysia in the near future".  The starting line-up boasts players like Royizzat Daud, Khairul Asyraf, and Alif Zikri. “Ideally, we would like to field a more competitive roster as we believe that will further provide us with the edge in the Premier League but our starting line-up should not be taken lightly as we are hungry to compete," said Perak FC chief executive officer Muhammad Yunus Zakaria. "There is a plan in place to have register a full roster during the second transfer window in May.” An embargo was placed on Perak FC from registering any new players, domestic or international, or get player

'Malaysia can stop funding football, just fund the rest of the sports that’s world class'

  I rest my case. Here's the original tweet that was posted yesterday: Malaysia can stop funding football, just fund the rest of the sports that’s world class. — Rafique Muzhaffar (@rafiquemuzhaffa) February 19, 2022 By the way, has the Prime Minister or his team to justified why the FA of Malaysia got RM10 million instead of other more deserving sports organisations?

There's a new club in town - Lee Zii Jia Badminton Club. So who is funding it?

Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker revealed there's a new badminton club in town. It's called the Lee Zii Jia Badminton Club. Ti, had in his Facebook posting, also revealed that Indra Wijaya, whose contract with the BA of Malaysia ending next month, will be Lee's coach. It's interesting to see an upcoming shuttler setting up his own badminton centre. Traditionally, such centres are basically retirement plans set up by players who have clocked plenty of time on the court. The other question that many have on their minds - who is funding Lee Zii Jia Badminton Club? I'm sure sponsors and investors are eager to know the business model and the monetisation plan to determine the sustainability of such an initiative. Going professional equals to a whole lot of money. There are coaches to pay, equipment to purchase, services to render and travel obligations which aren't cheap.  All the best to Lee Zii Jia and his new club!  P/S: It would be equally

BAM chief Norza Zakaria 'clears the air' over recent Lee Zii Jia saga

  BA of Malaysia (BAM) president Tan Sri Norza Zakaria addressed the recent episode involving the national badminton scene via Sinar Harian this afternoon.  The national body, had on Jan 21 , slapped a two-year suspension, pending appeal, on Lee Zii Jia and Goh Jin Wei for going independent. Following public outcry and appeal letters by the duo, the suspensions were later revoked.  Here are some of Norza's views: 2:54s: "We (BAM) have processes and governance that have to be adhered to. Besides the processes, we look at past decisions (precedents). When the Council meet, there were discussions as Lee Zii Jia is an important asset produced by us (BAM)." 3:53s: "Our initial decision was based on the precedent (action taken) on other players, that is (suspended for) two years ... but we said there was an appeal process and when the appeal was made, we made a decision based on the facts that we got." 11:23s: "If you look at Akademi Badminton Malaysia, we have