Thursday, January 22, 2009


Tengku Abdullah Calls For Total Revamp In FAM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- Former Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) deputy president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has called for a total revamp in the association's administrative structure.This could bring back the country's glory in the world number one sport, he said.

He said that after his resignation following the national team's awful defeat in Asian Cup 2007, he found the quality of the squad's performance had worsened."It is better for FAM to carry out an in depth post mortem to know the main causes of defeats and improve as soon as possible," said Tengku Abdullah who is now Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) president.

Such a big loss and easily beaten by a lesser known team showed certain weaknesses still existed, he told reporters after the handover of three Hyundai vehicles by Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd to MHF here today.Last night, United Arab Emirates beat Malaysia 5-0 in the Asian Cup qualifier at Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium in Cheras.-- BERNAMA