Tuesday, August 04, 2009


After Azlan Misron announced his retirement some 10 days ago, another national player, Chua Boon Huat is expected to throw in his towel soon. It is believed that Chua has commenced work with a company and wants to concentrate on his career. He was one of the players "rested" for the Down Under Tour as well as Test Matches with New Zealand. While national coach Tai Beng Hai was diplomatic by stating his decision to leave out some seniors was to provide them with an opportunity for rest, his assistant Nor Saiful Zaini was more outright, stating that these players had played badly in the Champions Challenge Tournament in Dublin early last month. When contacted Chua neither confirmed or denied his quit decision stating that he was to meet Team Manager George Koshy.

While the loss of these seniors will have an adverse effect on Malaysia's chances at the World Cup Qualifiers in November, there is something else brewing as well placed sources expect Beng Hai to throw in his towel soon.

Interesting times for MHF whose officials were conspicously missing from the AHF Indoor Championships in Ipoh...