Friday, June 12, 2009


A former international is set to assume the post of General Manager of the Malaysian Hockey Federation come July 1.

Maninderjit Singh, who represented the country from 1990 to 2002 has received the nod from the MHF top guns and is said to be awaiting the official appointment letter from the National Sports Council.

“We have sent the request to the NSC and are awaiting their formal approval,” said MHF Deputy President Nur Azmi Ahmad.

Mike, as he is fondly known, has a Sports Science degree from University Malaya and was one of those instrumental in the 102 Group of Former Internationals that rallied for change in Malaysian hockey last year.

Although he was appointed as a member of the Wawasan Committee of MHF after the MHF elections, Mike had resigned from the committee as it had not met for several months after its inaugural meeting sometime in December last year.

The last person who assumed the GM position was K. Paramasivam, whose contract was not extended by NSC at the end of 2007.