Thursday, July 05, 2007
FOOTBALL - CYC
The Champions Youth Cup, that came under media scrutiny, is an Under 19 tournament, meaning it is for players born in 1988 and beyond. But for some reason or another Malaysia, under the guidance of Robert Alberts, started preparing an Under 20 team, meaning players that were born in 1987 onwards. The team even undertook a playing tour of Bangkok and were scheduled to leave for a playing tour of Australia next week. Now they realised that the tournament is for those who are Under 19 years of age and hence the entire selection has to be done all over again. There is a team comprising of Under 19 players, coached by K. Rajagobal. So where is the problem then as Rajagobal's boys can play in the CYC. But this team is being prepared for the Asean U19 Tournament that will held from July 29 to August 14 while the CYC starts from August 5. So who kept the truth from FAM with regards to the age of the players?.....