Khamis, 30 Julai 2009

Exco Meeting No. 3 (2009-11)

Meeting environment.

Meeting environment.

Meeting environment.

Meeting environment.

Mr. Lee Hui Seng and Mr. David Foo.

Mr. Lee Hui Seng.

Mr. Hafidz Kosai and Mr. Lee Hui Seng.

Meeting environment.

Exco Meeting No.3 (2009-11)

Date: Saturday, 25 Julay 2009
Venue: Kelab Cobra, Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Present: Mr. Lee Hui Seng, Mr. David Foo, Mr. Dorairaj, Mr. Hafidz, Mr. Jason Thiang, Mr. Bryan Lee, Ms. Evelyn Goh, Mr. Zulkifli, Tan Ming Sen and Ms. Yusnita.


1. Post Mortem of Singapore Badminton Open.
2. Bowling friendly at Ampang Point/Flamingo Ampang.
3. Malaysian Open Squash on 01 Aug 2009 at The Curve.
4. Progress of Laos Sea Games.
5. Other business.

Rabu, 29 Julai 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights - 26th July 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights 
26th July 2009

OCM Official Website:

Coming Events

The World Women Tenpin Bowling Championship 2009 – 26th July to 3rd August 2009 at Las Vegas, USA.
Selection of the Malaysian Contingents for the 3rd Asia Indoor Games and the 25th SEA Games – 28th and 29th July 2009 at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur, from 4.00 p.m. each day.
1st Mini Olympics Malaysia 2009 – 29th July to 9th August 2009. 
1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009 – 1st to 9th August 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. 
26th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open 2009 – 4th to 6th August 2009 at The Mines Resort & Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur. 
23rd FIBA Asia Championship for Women - Twelve teams divided into two Levels will battle it out in the Championship which will be played from Sept 17-24, 2009 in the southern Indian coastal town of Chennai. Malaysia is in Level II with teams from Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.

News Items

153rd OCM Council Meeting 

The 153rd OCM Council Meeting was held on 25th July 2009 at the Conference Room, Level 2, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM. The following matters were discussed and approved:-

• The final Draft Trust Deed of the OCM Trust Fund was approved. The Council approved the appointment of the President, the Deputy President and the Hon. Treasurer of OCM to be OCM’s representatives of the Trust Fund Management Committee. Another 3 independent members will be nominated by the OCM Board for approval of the Council.
• The strategic alliance between Astro and OCM for the establishment of Astro Arena, the TV Sports Channel of Astro, was approved.
• The Annual Dinner of the OCM Women and Sport will be held on 7th August 2009.
• An appeal had been made to the Singapore Asian Youth Games Organising Committee for a refund of the advanced payment of US$44,550/= or RM155,925/=.
• Confirmed the selection of the Malaysian Contingents for the 3rd Asia Indoor Games and the 25th SEA Games will be held on 28th and 29th July 2009 from 4.00 p.m. each day. 

9th OCM Annual Events Seminar 2009 

The 9th OCM Annual Events Seminar 2009 was held on 25th July 2009 at the Conference Room, Level 2, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM. 

Mr. Bob Kemp, of Astro presented a paper on the soon to be launched, new local sports initiative on the Family Package of ASTRO under the name of ASTRO ARENA. In his briefing, he stated that ASTRO ARENA would be 4 channels in one, broadcasting mainly in Bahasa Malaysia and aimed primarily to viewers aged 10-40 and to deliver 700 hours of live, local sport a year with an extra 2000 hours replays to allow more people to watch local sport. There would also be an average of 56 hours a week of Malaysians playing sport at International levels. He said that subject to contract negotiations, in the next 18 months, Astro Arena would be showing young Malaysians competing in the SEA Games, the Commonwealth and Asian Games and the Youth Olympics in Singapore.

Mr. Bob Kemp added that Astro Arena would build and operate Malaysia’s first and only 7 day a week local sports newsroom offering up to 5 live bulletins a day with some extra weekend and late night replays. The Bulletins would have a roundup of international sport and longer form of highlights and interviews when warranted. The latest results would eventually be visible across the bottom of the screen on the ‘Arena Sports Ticker’ 

He said that the schedule would feature appointment viewing at 8:30 most nights with extended previews, reviews, highlights and discussion programming to build the interest in Malaysian local sporting heroes. Viewers would be encouraged to ‘Get into the Game’ with an extensive ‘Sport for All’ initiative developed with the OCM and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, using some of Malaysia’s best athletes.

He stated that OCM and Astro have signed the MOU prior to entering into a Strategic Alliance as the backbone to the Channel’s success. Astro wished to cover as many major regional, national and state level events as was possible. Astro obviously could not cover everything but if the National Sports Associations (NSAs) were to schedule more than one match or tournament at the same time, some could be recorded for delayed telecast.

Mr. Bob Kemp stated that Astro would support the NSAs’ existing naming right and ground sponsors by offering them attractive on-air packages as a first option to be involved in the Channel. Astro Arena would be looking for several ‘foundation sponsors’ to help launch the Channel. Before Astro committed to any broadcast Astro would sign a Licensing Agreement with the NSAs that would include an offer to assist with any International exploitation of the NSAs’ events for mutual benefit. Other events would be covered as news items and some as extended highlights in Astro’s magazine support programming but only if Astro knew about the events. 

Mr. Bob Kemp stated that he had already started investigating a new calendar database that would allow every NSA to input their events or provide details for the OCM to input, which would avoid too many clashes between major events across the calendar. Eventually, Astro hoped the calendar would be available via the internet down to a state level for the individual fan to see what is on in their area.

Astro has an on-line and mobile presence – that would include news, chat, blogs, commentator columns, results and user generated content from local and international sport. There would be ‘click thru’ visibility to the NSAs’ web sites and Astro would eventually build a community on-line presence that the NSAs could use if they do not support a website now. So the commitment is not just to a Channel but to a whole community of local sports fans across Malaysia. 

Once Astro and OCM had determined a Launch Date, there would be a signing ceremony and press announcement about Astro Arena, which would be by the end of the year. Astro’s commitment is very big, such as the need to build new studios, a newsroom, engage the best talent and crew and purchase 2 new OB trucks to cover all the sport. 

Mr. Bob Kemp stressed that sports events Calendar would be imperative to the success of the Channel. This was where NSAs’ help was required to keep the OCM continually updated on the NSAs’ events and timetable. Astro would be looking for results, news and feedback. A local sports channel is nothing without content and the NSAs have to provide all the content.

To support the NSAs and to build Astro Arena into the best local sports outlet in Malaysia, a number of marketing, promotional and stadium events would be conducted each year. Astro would work with the NSAs to develop new properties that could be jointly promoted. Astro would employ some Arena Ambassadors – key national sporting heroes - to help launch the Channel and send the Arena Angels Cheerleaders to add jest and excitement to selected events.

Mr. Bob Kemp concluded his talk by saying that Astro Arena would support the NSAs if the NSAs were to support Astro Arena, so as to jointly celebrate Malaysian sport to make the Malaysian team the viewers ‘home team’.

YAM Tunku Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar, thanked Mr. Bob Kemp for his briefing and appealed to the NSAs to make use of the opportunities of Astro Arena, to promote and develop their sports and at the same time increase the revenue potential of their sports. He stressed the importance of early planning and preparation of their events calendar so as to allow Astro Arena sufficient time to plan their life-broadcast programme. He stated that Astro Arena would benefit the efficient and hardworking NSAs more, and it was therefore important for all NSAs to become more efficient and plan and organise more exciting and attractive competitions. 

World Games 2009 at Kaohsiung,

Congratulations to Bowlers Adrian Ang and southpaw Ms. Zatil Iman Abdul Ghani for winning the Bronze medal for Malaysia in the first Mixed Doubles Event of the World Games 2009 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 20th July 2009. Andrian Ang won a second bronze medal in the men’s singles event on 23rd July 2009.

In Squash, World Champion Nicol David won the gold medal in the Women’s singles, while Mohd Azlan Iskandar won a bronze medal in the Men’s singles eveny. Wushu won two bronze medals through Ho Mun Hua in the Nangun and Nanquan combined event and Lee Yang in the Men’s Taijiquan and Tajijuan combined event.

Malaysia athletes are still competing in the Karate and DanceSport competitions of the World Games 2009.


Salam Sejahtera Ahli dan Rakan Famemas,

Disertakan bersama yang berikut untuk tatapan semua:

1. Squash Malaysian Open 2009, booking tempat anda untuk menyorak di The Curve, Mutiara Damansara pada hari Sabtu ini, 1 Ogos 2009 pada pukul 3 petang, Booking nama anda dengan email: atau telefon Mr. Lee di 012-3293378;
2. OCM Highlights bertarikh 26 Julai 2009 untuk perhatian anda;
3. Laporan trip Famemas ke Singapore Open 2009 baru-baru ini; dan
4. Sedikit perkembangan mengenai Cheer Trip to SEA Games Laos sepert berikut:
a. Tiada jaminan trip akan diadakan;
b. Segala usaha akan dijalankan untuk merealisasikan trip ke Laos;
c. Perancangan trip ke Laos 12 hingga 19 December 2009;
d. Minimum Komitmen fee adalah RM500 dan mungkin bertambah berdasarkan sokongan penganjur;
e. Bercadang mempunyai 30-40 peserta ke Sukan SEA Laos; dan
f. Makluman lanjut akan diberi dari semasa ke semasa, harap bersedia jika benar-benar ingin menyertai Famemas ke Laos SEA Games 2009

Salam Ikhlas,

Kelab Famemas KL & Selangor

Terry Fox Dri-Fit Tshirt 2008

Dear all

There are approximately 700 pcs dri-fit white TF Run 2008 tshirts for sale.[see attached]. The stocks came in a little late after the TF Run 2008 last year. We are calling runners / friends / relatives to support in purchasing this special printed tshirt. The CARIF [Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation] is selling for RM40.00 each. Available sizes from S - XL. Interested, please place your order via me and will let you know where to pick up. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

best regards

Selasa, 28 Julai 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights - 19th July 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights 
19th July 2009

OCM Official Website:

Coming Events

153rd OCM Council Meeting – 25th July 2009 at the Conference Room, Level 2, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM, from 9.30 a.m. 
9th OCM Annual Events Seminar 2009 – 25th July 2009 at the Conference Room, Level 2, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM, from 11.00 a.m. 
The World Women Tenpin Bowling Championship 2009 – 26th July to 3rd August 2009 at Las Vegas, USA.
1st Mini Olympics Malaysia 2009 – 29th July to 9th August 2009. 
1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009 – 1st to 9th August 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. 
26th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open 2009 – 4th to 6th August 2009 at The Mines Resort & Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur. 
23rd FIBA Asia Championship for Women - Twelve teams divided into two Levels will battle it out in the Championship which will be played from Sept 17-24, 2009 in the southern Indian coastal town of Chennai. Malaysia is in Level II with teams from Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.

News Items

Sports Toto – DBKL – OCM Community Tree Planting Project 

The Sports Toto – DBKL – OCM Community Tree Planting Project was launched on 19th July 2009 at 9.00 a.m. at Football field, Jalan Wirawati 5, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur. Present were Encik Vincent Seow, Executive Director of Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Encik Mohd Hafiz bin Shamsuddin, officer of City Hall Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Encik Adnan bin Mohd, Senior Officer of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Y.Bhg. Dato’ Roy Rajasingham, Vice President of OCM and Dato Sieh Kok Chi, Hon. Secretary of OCM. 

In his opening address, Encik Vincent Seow thanked FRIM and the Forestry Department for donating 300 trees to Sports Toto to plant at residential areas of the City of Kuala Lumpur. He thanked DBKL and OCM for their collaboration in the tree planting campaign, which would be completed in a month, by 19th August 2009. He also thanked the Race Walkers Association of Malaysia for sending two national walkers, Encik Y. Thirukumaran and Encik Lo Choon Seng for their presence to demonstrate the technique of Race Walking to the children in the Taman Maluri Community, and Jazzercise for leading the mass aerobic exercise for the participants present at the launch. 

Encik Mohd Hafiz bin Shamsuddin, officer of City Hall Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), in his address stated that tree planting is an important programme of DBKL, which started in the 70’s, with the objective of making Kuala Lumpur a ‘green’ City. He thanked Sports Toto and OCM for launching the community tree planting project, which fits in well with the objectives of DBKL. 

Before the tree planting begins, there was a joint aerobic exercise with Jazzercise and a race walking clinic for young children by two National Race Walkers. During the tree planting, Encik Adnan bin Mohd of FRIM, gave some tips on the correct way of planting trees, to ensure the survival and maximum growth of the trees. A total of 30 trees were planted at Taman Maluri.

Sports Calendar 2010

The Astro Arena TV Sports Channel is proposed to be launched sometime towards the end of 2009. In order to ensure the success of Astro Arena, all National Sports Associations are requested to submit their 2010 Calendar of their sports competitions and championships to OCM by 15th July 2009. The Sports Calendar and its importance to Astro Arena, will be discussed at the 9th OCM Annual Events Seminar to be held on 25th July 2009 at Wisma OCM, at 11.00 a.m. immediately after the 153rd OCM Council Meeting.

2nd OCM Executive Board Meeting 2009 

The 2nd OCM Executive Board Meeting for the session 2009/2011 was held on 14th July 2009. The following matters were decided:

• Approved the final Draft Trust Deed of the OCM Sports Development Trust Fund. The final draft Trust Deed would be tabled for approval of the OCM Council at its 153rd meeting on 25th July 2009.
• Approved the MOU between Astro and OCM for the TV Sports Channel under the name of Astro Arena.
• Approved the proposal for OCM to bid to host the 125th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur in 2013.
• Decided to appeal to the Organising Committee of the 1st Asian Youth Games to refund the payment of board & lodging of the Malaysian Contingent due to the non-participation of the Contingent in the 1st Asian Games in Singapore as a precaution against H1N1.
• Noted the nomination of Encik Ow Soon Kooi by the Malaysian Olympians Association to attend the Seoul Asia – Oceania Olympian Congress 2009 to be held in Olympic Parktel, Seoul on 28th and 29th August 2009. Encik Ow participated in Field Hockey at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games and the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. 

Isnin, 27 Julai 2009

Famemas, Singapore Badminton Open Report

Famemas Club of KL and Selangor rocks Singapore at the Aviva Singapore Open Badminton Super Series 2009!

The official Sports Supporters Club of Malaysia, Famemas Club KL and Selangor, organized a trip to cheer for our Malaysian national shuttlers at the recent Aviva Singapore Open Badminton Super Series on Saturday 13-Sunday 14 June 2009.The trip went ahead as scheduled, despite the defeat of the Malaysian shuttlers at the Quarterfinal stage on Friday.

20 members participated in this annual trip, although it was hoped that more members would have participated. The delegation departed from Plaza Sentral, near KL Sentral, in the wee hours of the morning. Participants stayed at Madras Hotel in the heart of the City.

Apart from being in the Singapore Indoor Stadium for the Semifinal matches, participants also spent time sightseeing at Esplanade and Clarke Quay, where group photos were taken. We also went on a City Tour along the route where the Formula One race was held. In the morning, members were dropped at Orchard Road district where they did some shopping.

The journey home was not a boring one, as the participants enjoyed themselves with karaoke singing, watching a movie and a video of past Famemas trips abroad, and of course, plenty of camaraderie through jokes. Mansor entertained all with his evergreen and off the cuff jokes. Although the journey back to KL was fraught with traffic jam, it was nevertheless a tiring but enjoyable trip for all those who attended.

As the Organising Committee Chairman, Dorairaj, aptly put it,’ I brought my daughter to the trip to fill up the coach, and to see her enjoying herself, really, really made my day.’

Famemas Club would like to thank its sponsors, Sunway City Bhd and Land and General Bhd for its generous contribution towards the success of the trip. And not forgetting the loyal supporters who despite not cheering their favorite stars in action, still made the trip in the spirit of sheer sportsmanship.

For more information on the club go to:

Date: 250709
Ref: FamemasSporeOpenReport250709

Peng Soon-Khim Wah juarai GP Emas Thailand

PASANGAN muda, Chan Peng Soon-Lim Khim Wah meraih kejayaan terbesar dalam kerjaya mereka apabila menundukkan gandingan veteran negara, Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah untuk menjuarai acara beregu lelaki Grand Prix Emas Thailand, semalam. 

Peng Soon-Khim Wah meneruskan rentetan hebat dalam kejohanan itu apabila bangkit daripada kekalahan set pertama 20-22 untuk menang 21-14, 21-11. 

Gandingan ini mempamer corak serangan dan pertahanan baik untuk memerangkap Tan Fook-Wan Wah yang tidak lagi bernaung dengan skuad kebangsaan.

Kelmarin, Peng Soon-Khim Wah mengejutkan naib juara Terbuka Malaysia, Alven Yulianto-Hendra Gunawan, 24-22, 12-21, 21-18 di separuh akhir untuk mencetuskan pertemuan sesama Malaysia semalam. 

Kejayaan itu lebih membanggakan buat Peng Soon dan Khim Wah kerana ia adalah kali pertama mereka digandingkan dalam kejohanan antarabangsa. 

Gandingan itu dipisahkan selepas menjuarai pusingan akhir GP kebangsaan tahun lalu tetapi disatukan semula pada kejohanan ini.

Sementara itu, satu lagi pasangan muda, Gan Teik Chai-Tan Bin Shen turut membanggakan negara apabila mengenepikan beregu India, Rupesh K T Kumar-Sanave, 21-13, 21-11 untuk memenangi Grand Prix Australia.

Sabtu, 25 Julai 2009

Nicol Raih Pingat Emas Skuasy Sukan Dunia

Mudah atasi Natalie; Azlan dapat gangsa lawan tarik diri kerana cedera

SUNGGUH pun ia hanya emas Sukan Dunia, kejayaan ratu skuasy negara, Nicol David meraih pingat emas di Kaoshuing, Taiwan, semalam, mencipta sejarah pemain pertama mengekalkan emas dalam temasya itu.

Pada perlawanan akhir yang berlangsung di Stadium Bela Diri Chung Cheng, Nicol menghabiskan hanya 38 minit untuk mengenepikan musuh tradisi, Natalie Grinham 11-6, 11-8, 11-6.

Kemenangan itu adalah yang kedua buat Nicol selepas pertama kali meraih emas pada temasya sukan yang sama di Dusiburg, Jerman, empat tahun lalu.

Skuasy mula dipertandingkan di Sukan Dunia, temasya untuk acara yang tidak dipertandingkan di Sukan Olimpik, di Lahti, Finland pada 1997, dengan emas dimenangi mentor Nicol, Sarah Fitz-Gerald dari Australia.

Pingat emas tunggal negara dan tiga gangsa setakat ini meletakkan Malaysia di kedudukan ke-23 di depan negara jiran, Thailand (26).

Tiga lagi gangsa Malaysia disumbangkan jaguh skuasy lelaki negara, Mohd Azlan Iskandar yang tidak perlu mengangkat raketnya apabila lawannya, Stewart Boswell menarik diri akibat kecederaan di separuh akhir kelmarin dan Adrian Ang dalam acara perseorangan lelaki dan beregu bersama-sama Zatil Iman Abd Ghani.

Pemilihan bagi menentukan sama ada skuasy antara dua daripada tujuh sukan yang bakal disenaraikan pada Sukan Olimpik 2016 bakal ditentukan Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa (IOC) pada kongres badan induk sukan dunia itu yang dijadualkan Oktober depan.

Rabu, 22 Julai 2009

Sorakkan Harimau

JIKA penyokong Manchester United mampu bersatu dengan warna merah memonopoli dua perlawanan bola sepak persahabatan dengan pasukan negara yang berakhir kelmarin, tidak mustahil jersi jalur kuning hitam ‘Harimau’ akan mengambil alih selepas ini.

Begitupun semuanya bergantung kepada sejauh mana kesediaan rakyat menyarung jersi kuning hitam setiap kali menyaksikan perlawanan atau kejohanan membabitkan atlit Malaysia, selepas ia bakal dikomersilkan sebagai pakaian penyokong pula.

Secara tidak langsung, Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek yakin inisiatif itu dapat menyumbang lima hingga 10 peratus dorongan semangat terhadap atlit terutama menjelang Road To London 2012.

Dengan tiga sukan iaitu badminton, memanah dan menembak menjadi teras utama program terbabit, diharapkan penjenamaan semula jersi berkenaan untuk menjadi pakaian rasmi penyokong akan memberi impak terhadap misi ke London.

Menurutnya, apatah lagi kehadiran jaguh sukan seperti Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Azizulhasni Awang dan Cheng Chu Sian ketika ini sudah berjaya meletakkan negara sebagai antara yang disegani dalam sukan terbabit.

“Kita begitu dahagakan dan laparkan pingat emas Olimpik dan selain memberi harapan terhadap atlit, penyokong juga perlu melakukan sesuatu dan penggunaan baju ‘Harimau’ akan meningkatkan moral atlit terbabit,” katanya selepas mempengerusikan Mesyuarat Penyelaras Program Pembangunan Belia dan Sukan di Putrajaya, semalam.

Jelasnya, secara tidak langsung ia sejajar dengan misi menjadikan sukan sebagai satu industri dengan meletakkan kejayaan beberapa kelab dan negara sebagai model.

Beliau meletakkan tempoh dua tahun untuk menjayakan kempen berkenaan seiring persiapan atlit negara ke London, dengan pelancaran besar-besaran diadakan hujung tahun ini untuk menyemai semangat cintakan negara di kalangan rakyat Malaysia.

“Kita menggalakkan orang ramai memberi sumbangan seperti ini, tanda sokongan terhadap atlit dan negara, biarpun mereka tidak perlu berlari atau menyertai acara sukan, ia (pemakaian baju ‘Harimau’) sudah cukup baik,” katanya.

Malah kempen berkenaan, katanya akan diperluaskan ketika kontinjen negara menyertai kejohanan sukan antarabangsa seperti Sukan Sea, Sukan Asia dan Sukan Komanwel.

Pada masa sama beliau berhasrat mengekalkan 17 atlit dalam program Road To London buat masa ini meskipun jumlah atlit mungkin berubah sebelum bermulanya temasya sukan terbesar dunia itu.

“Biarpun ia masih terbuka tetapi kita tidak mahu yang dikejar tak dapat, yang dikendong berciciran. Adalah lebih baik kita memberi tumpuan terhadap 17 atlit terbabit dengan pingat emas sebagai sasaran,” katanya.

Malaysia wins first ever world diving medal (Update)

Malaysia's Mun Yee Leong and Pandelela Rinong Pamg perform on their way to clinch the bronze medal of the women's 10-meter platform synchronized diving event, at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome.- AP

ROME: Leong Mun Yee and Pandelela Rinong Pamg won the bronze at the 10m synchronised diving event at the World Championship here, believed to be Malaysia’s first-ever world diving championship medal.

Olympic champions Chen Roulin and Wang Xin of China won the gold medal with 369.18 points on Sunday. Mary Beth Dunnichay and Haley Ishimatsu of the United States took the silver medal with 324.66 points.

Leong and Pandelela were third with 321.66.

In the 1m springboard diving event, Julia Pakhalina of Russia won the gold medal, her first title at a world or Olympic event in nine years.

Pakhalina led from start to finish and totaled 325.05 points through the five-dive final. Wu Minxia of China took the silver medal with 311.90 points and Wang Han of China was third with 303.95. -- AP

Isnin, 20 Julai 2009

Squash Malaysia Open 1 August 2009

Salam Sejahtera Ahli dan Rakan Famemas,

Disertakan bersama OCM Highlights bertarikh 19 Julai 2009 untuk tatapan semua.

Famemas juga akan hadir di Malaysian Open Squash 2009 di The Curve, Mutiara Damansara pada hari Sabtu 1 Ogos 2009 jam 3 petang untuk menyokong athlit Malaysia seperti Dato’ Nicol David, Ong Beng Hee an Azlan Iskandar di peringkat akhir.

Famemas diperuntukan 15 tempat untuk menyokong pada hari tersebut, bookinglah tempat anda dengan mengemail atau hubungi Mr. Lee di 012-3293378.

Jadual lain untuk aksi Malaysian Open adalah seperti berikut (Famemas akan menyorak bersama hanya pada hari Sabtu 1 Ogos 2009, 3pm di The Curve):

Date Events Time Venue

30th July (Thursday) Quarter Finals 2.00 pm the Curve, Mutiara Damansara

31st July (Friday) Semi Finals 4.30 pm the Curve, MUtiara Damansara

1st August (Saturday) Finals 3.00 pm the Curve, Mutiara Damansara

Sekian, semoga dapat berjumpa di sana


Kelab Famemas KL & Selangor (1555-07-WKL)

Ahad, 19 Julai 2009

Manchester United To Play Second Match In Malaysia On Monday

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 After a superb opening match of the 2009 Asia Tour series, the English Premier League champion, Manchester United will play a second match in Malaysia.

"They will once again play against the Malaysian Selection at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil at 8.45pm on Monday," chief executive officer of ProEvents Julian Kam said at a press conference, here, Saturday night.

"Looking at the tremendous reception the team received in Malaysia and the capacity crowd tonight, we believe that many fans would be eager to watch the team play once again.

"A second match will be given to fans who missed out to watch the players in action today. It will also give the Malaysian players another chance to play against Manchester United," Kam added.

Kam said with the current tense situation in Jakarta, the team had decided to cancel their trip there for safety reasons.

"Visitors from the UK who bought tickets to watch the match in Indonesia can bring their tickets to us and exchange them to get new tickets to watch the match on Monday.

"For fans in Indonesia who bought the tickets for the Jakarta match, they too can exchange their tickets to watch the match in Kuala Lumpur," said Kam.

According to him, the match organiser had arranged 3,000 seats in the National Stadium to be allocated to these fans.

"Although we have arranged 3,000 seats for those who bought tickets for the Jakarta match, we are expecting a bigger turnout on Monday," he added.

He said there will only be two types of tickets sold for the match on Monday, comprising RM308 for grandstand and RM58 for free seating.

Tickets can be purchased from ticket counters from Sunday onwards, starting at 12 noon, he said.

Narrow Defeat Due To No Fear Mentality: Rajagopal

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 The narrow 2-3 defeat by the Malaysian side against Manchester United was a result of a 'no fear mentality' instilled among his players said coach K. Rajagobal, Saturday.

"After undergoing several weeks of training at the Trafford Training Centre in Carrinton (Manchester United's official training ground) several years ago, Sir Bobby Charlton always focused on "No Fear In Football" which has motivated my style of management," he said.

Despite the English Premier Champion scoring two quick goals through Wayne Rooney and Nani in the first-half, the Malaysian side, made up of mainly Under-23 players, showed a great deal of determination in the match.

"During the first-half break, I told the players to play with urgency in the second half. I also told them that there should be no fear in football, even when facing a formidable side like Manchester United," said Rajagobal, who admitted that changing too many players when the score was tied 2-2, had changed the complexion of the match and outcome.

"We made too many changes and that cost us the match when newly signed striker Micheal Owen scored the winner," he said.

Nevertheless, Rajagobal was happy with his side's performance.

"In the rematch on Monday, the narrow defeat will further motivate them to perform even better than today," said Rajagobal who is expected to maintain the same line-up.

Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was awed by the speed, open play and enthusiasm displayed by the Malaysian side.

"It was nice when we were leading 2-0 early in the first half but were surprised by Malaysia's first goal. Then, into the second half, I noticed that Malaysian players were more determined and played with high enthusiasm, particularly, in ball possession," said Ferguson or fondly known as Fergie.

The tour is the Carling Cup and World Cup Club champions' fourth trip to Malaysia, after 1991, 1995 and 2001 when they hammered a Malaysian side 6-0.

Asked about the Malaysian team's improved performance, Alex said: "Absolutely, it has improved since the last tour and that is good."

Sabtu, 18 Julai 2009

MU Letak Barisan Mantap Tentang Pilihan Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Johan Liga Premier Inggeris (EPL), Manchester United (MU) cukup teruja untuk berdepan dengan pilihan Malaysia.

Perlawanan antara dua pasukan itu akan berlangsung di Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil pada 5.30 petang esok.

"Ini perlawanan yang cukup menarik. Kami menunggu-nunggu untuk perlawanan esok. Kami akan letak barisan mantap untuk perlawanan itu," kata pengurus pasukan MU Sir Alex Ferguson pada sidang akhbar di sini Jumaat.

Beliau mengambil perhatian bahawa tanpa Christiano Ronaldo dan Carlos Teves, beliau akan menggantungkan harapan pada Wayne Rooney sebagai striker.

"Nampaknya, kami ketiadaan Ronaldo, jadi akan cuba dan cari jawapan terhadap kedudukan kami yang luas. Kami juga akan mencuba beberapa perkara semasa di sini," kata Ferguson.

Selain Rooney, Ferguson juga mengharapkan pemain pertahanan tengah -- Fererico Macheda, Dimitar Berbatov, Paul Scholes, Darron Gibson, Anderson dan juga anggota baru pasukan, Michael Owen.

Di pihak Malaysia, jurulatih K. Rajagobal berkata ini merupakan satu penghormatan bagi pasukan negara ini bermain menentang pasukan utama Liga Premier Inggeris.

"Satu penghormatan buat saya dan peluang besar bermain menentang Manchester United. Pemain juga begitu teruja oleh kerana kebanyakan mereka adalah penyokong MU, begitu juga saya.

Rajagobal seorang pemain kebangsaan ketika menentang MU di sini pada 2001. "Sekarang saya bertemu mereka lagi, kali ini sebagai jurulatih pasukan".

Di bawah program Asia Tour 2009, Manchester United akan juga bermain menentang Korea Selatan dan China.

Pasukan itu membatalkan kunjungan mereka ke Jakarta untuk bermain menentang pasukan Indonesia pada Isnin, atas sebab-sebab keselamatan selepas beberapa letupan bom yang merosakkan hotel-hotel JW Marriott dan Ritz-Carlton di Jakarta hari ini.

Khamis, 16 Julai 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights - 12th July 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights 
12th July 2009

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Coming Events

FIH Men’s Champions Challenge II – 6th to 12th July 2009 at Dublin, Ireland. 
35th National Open (Men & Women) Softball Championship 2009 – 9th to 12th July 2009 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor. 
2009 McDonald’s Olympic Day Run – 12th July 2009 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, from 7.30 a.m. 
2nd OCA Executive Board Meeting 2009 – 14th July 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. 
Sports Toto – DBKL – OCM Community Tree Planting Project – 19th July 2009 at 8.00 a.m. at Football field, Jalan Wirawati 5, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur. 
153rd OCM Council Meeting – 25th July 2009 at the Conference Room, Level 2, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM, from 9.30 a.m. 
9th OCM Annual Events Seminar 2009 – 25th July 2009 at the Conference Room, Level 2, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM, from 11.00 a.m. 
The World Women Tenpin Bowling Championship 2009 – 26th July to 3rd August 2009 at Las Vegas, USA.
1st Mini Olympics Malaysia 2009 – 29th July to 9th August 2009. 
1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009 – 1st to 9th August 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. 
26th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open 2009 – 4th to 6th August 2009 at The Mines Resort & Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur. 

News Items


The Olympic Council of Malaysia wishes to congratulate Y.Bhg. Dato’ Abdullah Sani Karim, President of Asian Squash Federation and Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia as well as Vice President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, on being conferred the Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negri (DMPN), on the occasion of the 71st Birthday of Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dato’ Seri Utama (Dr.) Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas, the Governor of the State of Pulau Pinang on 12th July 2008. The above award carries the title “Dato’”. 

1st Asian Youth Games 2009 –

Congratulations to the Organising Committee of the Singapore 1st Asian Youth Games and the Singapore National Olympic Council for the great success in organsing the 1st Asian Youth Games in Singapore, from 29th June to 7th July 2009. 

Due to travel restrictions as a result of the H1N1, Malaysia was restricted to participating in only 2 sports, Football and Sailing. The Football team unfortunately, did not qualify for the second round and so returned to Malaysia before the 1st Asian Youth Games started. The 2 sailing athletes, Muhamad Amirul Shafig Md. Jais and Khairunneeta Mohd Afendy, who were in Singapore for the pre-Games training, remained in Singapore to participate in the Byte CII Sailing events for boys and for girls under 14 years. 
Muhamad Amirul Shafig Md. Jais won a bronze medal in the Boys’ Byte CII event, while Khairunneeta Mohd Afendy finished in 4th position in the Byte CII girls’ event. 

ACC Women’s Twenty20 Championship 2009

The ACC Women’s Twenty20 Championship 2009, was held in Malaysia from 3rd to 11th July 2009 at Kinara, Bayumas and Selangor Turf Club (STC) grounds.

At the end of the tournament, Hong Kong won the first ACC Women’s Twenty20 Championship title with a four-run win over Thailand at the Kinrara Oval in Puchong in the final held on 11th July 2009. Pre-tournament favourite Nepal settled for third place when they bowled China out for just 30 runs in 10.2 overs to win by 73 runs. 
Singapore finished in 5th place, with Malaysia in 6th place, UAE in 7th place, Iran in 8th place, Bhutan in 9th place, Oman in 10th place, Qatar in 11th place and Kuwait in 12th place. 

19th National Junior and Cadet Karate Championships2009

The 19th National Junior and Cadet Karate Championships 2009 was successfully organized by the Putrajaya Karate Association at the Putrajaya Sports Council Complex from 10th to 12th July 2009. A new age group for boys and girls of age 12 and 13 years was introduced for the fist time, at the above Championships. 

A total of 18 teams from the states and styles comprising 395 athletes, boys 237 and girls 158, participated in the Championships. The participants were divided into the following 4 age groups: children 12 & 13 years, cadets 14 & 15 years, juniors 16 & 17 years and Under 21 years for 18 to 21 years.

Sports Toto – DBKL – OCM Community Tree Planting Project

In line with the fall to go green and to environment-friendly, Sports Toto, a sponsor of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM), together with the City Hall of Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and OCM are jointly organizing a tree-planting campaign in several areas in Kuala Lumpur. 

The first of the campaign will be launched on 19th July 2009 at 8.00 a.m. at Football field, Jalan Wirawati 5, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur. Before the tree planting begins, there will be a talk on greening tips for our living quarters, beginners clinics by national athletes, Jassercise for all and some games with prizes to be won. All are welcomed to participate.

Sports Calendar 2010

The Astro Arena TV Sports Channel is proposed to be launched sometime towards the end of 2009. In order to ensure the success of Astro Arena, all National Sports Associations are requested to submit their 2010 Calendar of their sports competitions and championships to OCM by 15th July 2009. The Sports Calendar and its importance to Astro Arena, will be discussed at the 9th OCM Annual Events Seminar to be held on 25th July 2009 at Wisma OCM, immediately after the 153rd OCM Council Meeting.

2009 McDonald’s Olympic Day Run 

The 2009 McDonald’s Olympic Day Run was successfully organized at Dataran Merdeka (Independent Square) of Kuala Lumpur on 12th July 2009 from 7.30 a.m. This is the third occasion the Run was held in Kuala Lumpur, having been held once each in Johor Bahru (2005), Kuantan (2005) and Penang (2007).

The Run was held under the following 10 categories:
• Men’s and Women’s Open 18 years old and above – 7Km
• Men’s and Women’s Veteran 40 years old and above – 7km
• Men’s and Women’s Junior 13 – 17 years old – 7km
• Primary School Boys and School Girls 10 – 12 years old – 3km
• Primary School Boys and School Girls 7 – 9 years old – 3km

Over 4,500 runners participated in the 2009 McDonald’s Olympic Day Run, under perfect weather for running. The Run was flagged off by Y.B. Dato’ M. Savaranan, Deputy Minister of Federal Territory, ably supported by Ms. Sarah Cassanova, Managing Director of McDonalds Malaysia and Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Deputy President of OCM. 

Kenyan runners dominated the Men’s Open event, winning all the first 5 places while in the Women’s Open event, the Kenyan ladies won the first 4 places, with Yuan Yu Fang of Malaysia in 5th position. In the 3 km. Primary School Boys event for 12 years old, a team from Ulu Kinta, running under the name of VAT 69, won all the first 5 places. In addition, VAT 69 Team also won the first 3 places in the 3 km. Primary School Boys event for 9 years old and also won a 3rd placing in the Junior event for Boys 13 to 17 years.

Other sponsors of the 2009 McDonald’s Olympic Day Run were Coca Cola, Milo, Bata, Berjaya Times Square, Bio-essen, Celebrity Fitness, Ginvera, Menara Kuala Lumpur, Nestle Professional, Olympic Sports Hotel, Petronas, Putrajaya Shangri La, Ribena, Sheraton Subang, Syahirah, The Club at The Saujana. 

Malaysia juara Remaja Asia

Kejutkan China 3-1 di final

MALAYSIA muncul juara Kejohanan Badminton Remaja Asia – untuk mengulangi kejayaan pada 2007 - selepas menumbangkan pilihan pertama China 3-1 dalam perlawanan akhir di Stadium Juara, Bukit Kiara, semalam. 

Selepas tunduk perlawanan pertama beregu campuran untuk ketinggalan 1-0 kepada China, Malaysia bangkit melalui perseorangan lelaki, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin (gambar kecil), disusuli mata kedua oleh perseorangan wanita, Tee Jing Yi, sebelum kombinasi Goh Jian Hao-Pang Zheng Lin memberi mata kemenangan kepada skuad pimpinan Sun Chen Hua.

"Saya gembira dapat mengembalikan keyakinan kepada pasukan negara dengan menyamakan kedudukan selepas kita kalah beregu campuran," kata Iskandar, 18, pemain kelahiran Kuala Lumpur. 

Malaysia memulakan pertarungan menentang China dengan langkah kiri apabila gandingan campuran Ow Yao Han-Lai Pei Jing tunduk mudah 17-21, 10-21 kepada kombinasi China, Lu Kai-Bao Yixin. 

Bagaimanapun, Iskandar menceriakan kem negara apabila menampilkan permainan terbaiknya untuk menundukkan Tian Houwei 21-17, 21-16 dalam 45 minit untuk menyamakan kedudukan 1-1.

Dengan semangat kembali disuntik, perseorangan wanita Jing Yi, memberikan aksi penuh bertenaga untuk mengejutkan Chen Xiaojia dalam pertarungan tiga set 21-19, 12-21, 21-17 hampir sejam. 

"Saya memang bertekad memberi satu mata kepada negara," kata Jing Yi. "Selepas persembahan buruk semalam (kelmarin) ketika menentang Jepun, saya berjanji menebus kegagalan itu dan berjaya walaupun saya kalah dalam set kedua," katanya. 

Mendahului 2-1, tiba giliran gandingan Jian Hao-Zheng Lin untuk memberikan mata kemenangan menentang Liu Peixuan-Guo Junjie dan mereka tidak mengecewakan. 

Menang selesa set pertama 21-16, anak didik Yap Kim Hock itu bagaimanapun menampilkan aksi buruk set kedua apabila ketinggalan 1-8 sebelum merapatkan jurang 14-16 tetapi ketinggalan lagi dan di ambang kekalahan apabila gandingan China itu memegang mata akhir 20-14.

Pada ketika itulah Jian Hao-Zheng Lin melakukan kebangkitan menakjubkan apabila mengunci kedudukan China untuk memungut enam mata berturut-turut buat menyamakan kedudukan 20-20 sebelum meraih dua mata akhir bagi kemenangan 22-20 dan gelaran juara remaja Asia kepada Malaysia. "Pada kedudukan 14-20, kami menukar strategi menghantar bola ke belakang dan membiarkan mereka melakukan kesilapan. Sedikit demi sedikit, kami merapatkan diri dan menang perlawanan. Kami sendiri sukar mempercayainya," kata Zheng Lin.

Rabu, 15 Julai 2009

Malaysia, China berentap di final

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia bakal berentap dengan China bagi penentuan juara Kejohanan Badminton Remaja Asia setelah menundukkan Jepun 3-1 pada separuh akhir di Stadium Juara, Bukit Kiara, semalam.

Mengharungi 55 minit, beregu lelaki negara, Goh Jian Hao-Pang Zheng Lin memastikan kemenangan itu dengan mengetepikan Shohei Hoshino-Akira Kobayashi 21-19, 16-21, 21-19 pada perlawanan keempat format berpasukan campuran itu.

Malaysia mengatur langkah kanan dengan mendahului Jepun 1-0 menerusi acara beregu campuran, Ow Yao Han-Lai Pei Jing yang menumpaskan Naoto Otaki-Kanako Konishi 21-17, 21-13 dalam tempoh setengah jam.

Ia disusuli satu lagi kemenangan sumbangan perseorangan lelaki, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin yang cuma memerlukan 25 minit untuk membenam Tatsuya Watanabe 21-9, 21-14.

Malangnya, Tee Jing Yi keciciran mata acara perseorangan perempuan dalam perlawanan ketiga hingga membolehkan Minatsu Mitani dan Jepun mencuri satu mata menerusi kemenangan perit selepas 43 minit, 21-17, 12-21, 21-17.

Dengan kemenangan dalam tangan, pasangan perempuan, Ng Hui Ern-Lai Pei Jing tidak perlu beraksi pada perlawanan terakhir dengan menentang Kanako Konishi-Sayaka Takahashi.

Dalam satu lagi perlawanan, juara bertahan China menewaskan Thailand juga 3-1 dengan mata daripada Lu Kai-Bao Yixin (beregu campuran); Chen Xiaojia (perseorangan perempuan) dan gandingan lelaki, Guo Junjie-Liu Peixuan manakala lawan menang menerusi perseorangan lelaki, Poodchalat Pisit.

Sementara itu, jurulatih Malaysia, Sun Chenghua berkata: "Ada beberapa kali beregu lelaki kita agak goyah dan kurang yakin malah sesekali stamina atau kawalan bola terjejas tetapi mujurlah mereka masih mampu menang tipis.

"Iskandar menunjukkan kemajuan berbanding dua hari lalu. Inilah permainan yang saya harapkan daripada perseorangan lelaki.

"Seperti menentang Jepun, kami masih mengharapkan mata apabila menghadapi China menerusi beregu campuran dan kesemua lelaki kerana pemain wanita kita masih lemah. Apa pun kita akan terus mencuba.''

M'sia Sekali Lagi Tumpaskan Zimbabwe

SHAH ALAM, 14 Julai Malaysia mengalahkan Zimbabwe 1-0 bagi mencatat kemenangan kali kedua berturut-turut pada perlawanan persahabatan antarabangsa keduanya di Stadium Shah Alam di sini Selasa.

Pemain pertahanan V. Thirumurugan menjadi wira pasukan kebangsaan kerana berjaya menyumbat satu-satunya gol dalam perlawanan berkenaan pada minit ke-38, selepas membuat larian cantik dan mengelirukan dua pemain pertahanan Zimbabwe sebelum membuat rembatan kencang melepasi celah kelangkang penjaga gol dan ketua pasukan Zimbabwe Tapiwa Mafunga.

Pada perlawanan persahabatan pertama mereka di Stadium Bola Sepak Kuala Lumpur di Cheras Ahad lepas, Malaysia, yang menggabungkan pemain muda dan senior bimbingan jurulatih K. Rajagobal, membelasah Zimbabwe 4-0.

Pemain senior yang diturunkan oleh Rajagobal termasuk ketua pasukan Selangor Mohd Amri Yahyah, penyerang Kelantan Indra Putra Mahyuddin dan pemain pertahanan tengah KL Plus Norhafiz Zamani Misbah.

Setelah mengalahkan pasukan pelawat dari Afrika itu dengan jumlah jaringan selesa pada perlawanan pertama, Rajagobal memberi peluang kepada pemain muda skuad kebangsaan beraksi di padang dengan membuat tujuh penggantian pemain pada separuh masa kedua perlawanan hari ini.

Dua perlawanan persahabatan dengan Zimbabwe itu merupakan sebahagian daripada persiapan yang dibuat pasukan kebangsaan sebelum menentang juara Liga Perdana Inggeris (EPL) Manchester United Sabtu ini di Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil.

"Dalam dua perlawanan persahabatan itu, saya telah menurunkan kesemua 28 pemain. Kini, saya dah ada dalam fikiran saya siapakah yang akan diturunkan sebagai barisan kesebelasan utama bagi menentang Red Devils Sabtu ini," kata Rajagobal selepas perlawanan hari ini.

Jurulatih itu berkata memandangkan corak permainan apabila menentang kelab Inggeris itu dijangka panas dan pantas, pemain muda Malaysia perlu mempersiapkan diri untuk berdepan dengan aksi-aksi mendebarkan.

Malaysia: Mohd Farizal Marlias, Mohd Asraduddin Putra Omar, Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, V. Thirumurugan, Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Razak, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, Mohd Safiq Rahim, Amar Rohidan, Indra Putra Mahyuddin, Mohd Khyril Muhymeen, Mohd Amri Yahyah, Mohd Sabre Mat Abu, Mohd Shakir Mohd Ali, Mohd Azmi Muslim, Khyril, K. Gurusamy, S.Kunanlan, Mazlizam Mohamad, Mohd Bunyamin Umar, Faderin Kadir, Stanley Bernard, Mohd Sharbenee Allawee, Baddrol Bakhtiar, Mohd Muslim Ahmad.

ZIMBABWE: Godfrey Mangove, Brian Mapfumo, Voster Chitema, Tendai Samanja, Fidelis Mangezie, Charles Chiutsu, Asani Nhongo, Luckmore Simango, Chrisopher Semakwere, Daniel Zokoto, Abel Chimusaru, Darrly Nhahdoro, Daniel Kamunenga, Tapiwa Mafunga, Brian Mapfumo, Tendai Gwata, Lawrence Mdhluli, Makai Kawashu.

Selasa, 14 Julai 2009

PSM perlu bersikap terbuka

Orang ramai akan lebih memahami masalah sukan sepak takraw negara

SELEPAS kekalahan pada Kejohanan Piala Raja Thai, dua minggu lalu, sukan sepak takraw menjadi tumpuan menerusi reaksi balas pelbagai pihak ekoran kegagalan membawa pulang pingat emas daripada Bangkok. 

Penulis memuji keberanian Presiden Persatuan Sepak Takraw Malaysia (PSM), Datuk Ahmad Ismail, yang tidak mahu berundur kerana mahu terus melaksanakan perancangannya yang dikatakan akan hanya sampai ke matlamat dalam tempoh satu setengah tahun lagi.

Perancangan itu ialah memastikan pingat emas Sukan Asia yang sudah lama tidak dimenangi pemain negara, mampu dibawa pulang. Bagi Ahmad Ismail, perkiraannya mudah. Gagal memang emas, dia akan meletak jawatan. 

Cuma, kata orang, jangan kita merancang membuta tuli. Jangan hanya bercakap mengenai perancangan, tetapi perincian dalam melaksanakan perancangan itu, sampai sekarang belum pun disiapkan. 

Penulis berkata demikian kerana, seperti diakui sendiri oleh Ahmad Ismail, kelompok pemain yang ada dalam skuad kebangsaan ketika ini bukan yang terbaik. PSM lebih utamakan pemain berdisiplin, bukan yang tidak tahu menurut perintah.

Apa yang dihairankan ialah kenyataan itu sebenarnya mencipta pula persoalan tambahan. Apakah dalam PSM itu, atau pun jawatankuasa kejurulatihan dan barisan jurulatihnya, tiada seorang pun mampu memastikan pemain yang tidak berdisiplin jadi berdisiplin? 

Lagi satu, jika pemain tidak berdisiplin, sudah tentu kita mahu tahu puncanya supaya tindakan dapat diambil. Lagilah kita hairan kerana PSM seperti tidak endah dan membiarkan pemain yang kononnya tidak berdisiplin itu, bebas keluar daripada skuad kebangsaan tanpa dikenakan sebarang tindakan. 

Kerana itulah, mungkin ada baiknya desas desus mengenai sikap kebudak-budakan segelintir orang kuat PSM diselidiki. Ada pemain yang lebih baik kononnya digugurkan kerana tidak mahu 'menyembah' orang kuat PSM. Sebab tidak mahu minta maaf, mereka diketepikan. 

Jika benar apa dikatakan itu, mungkin PSM sendiri harus cermin diri sendiri. Mana yang lebih penting, mahu jaga ego diri atau pun kepentingan martabat negara dan sasaran emas yang harus lebih diutamakan?

Kerana itu juga, penulis agak terkilan apabila Ahmad Ismail menempelak golongan bekas pemain yang memberi kenyataan. Bukankah semua idea daripada pelbagai pihak didengar daripada hanya dengar idea kawan-kawan kita sahaja? 

Janji untuk berundur itu sebenarnya bagus, kerana jika kita sudah tetapkan matlamat dan kemudian gagal mencapainya, memang itulah satu-satunya pilihan yang ada. Seperti kata Ahmad Ismail sendiri, demi martabat dan maruah sukan itu! 

Pihak berwajib seperti Institut Sukan Negara (ISN) dan Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN) juga sudah buktikan bahawa sukan sepak takraw tidak dibiarkan bersendirian. Kerana itu, jika gagal nanti, jangan pula dituding jari kesalahan kepada kedua-dua organisasi itu. 

Serentak itu juga, PSM sendiri juga perlu bersikap terbuka dalam pengurusan hal ehwalnya. Ada isu-isu berkaitan sukan sepak takraw yang sehingga kini belum selesai, seperti isu peruntukan awal untuk pembinaan Akademi Sepak Takraw Dunia. 

Turut perlukan penjelasan lanjut ialah mengapa PSM menghantar ramai pegawainya untuk apa disifatkan sebagai 'rombongan bercuti' ke luar negara sebelum ini. Jangan hanya hantar nota ringkas, tanpa ada penjelasannya. 

Sikap terbuka itu bagus. Kerana orang akan lebih memahami andainya kita, biarpun sudah mencuba sebaik mungkin, di penghujungnya nanti gagal mengelak kegagalan. 

Penulis kini tidak sabar untuk menunggu tempoh satu tahun setengah itu. Biarlah dapat memenuhi sasaran, bukannya jadi lebih merudum prestasi skuad negara.

Isnin, 13 Julai 2009

Bila Kawan Tidak Kenal Kawan!

Semalam penulis menonton perlawanan bolasepak persahabatan pasukan Malaysia melawan pasukan kebangsaan Zimbabwe di Stadium Bolasepak Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Kuputusan perlawanan amat mengembirakan penulis tetapi yang mengecewakan ialah sikap seorang rakan kelab yang buat-buat tidak kenal kawan. 

Penulis telahpun menyapa dan mengangkat tangan terhadap rakan tersebut. Tetapi malangnya beliau buat-buat tidak nampak dan terus menoleh ke arah lain. Dengan nada yang agak kuat mengarahkan kepada penyokong-penyokong Malaysia yang lain supaya masuk ke stadium mengunakan pintu sebelah. 

Mungkin beliau takut penulis meminta masuk secara percuma. Sebenarnya penulis tiada niatpun hendak masuk percuma kerana telahpun membeli teket yang berharga RM10. Cuma penulis mengharapkan semangat setia kawan sesama rakan kelab Famemas, itu sahaja. Lagipun penulis tidak mahu menyusahkan dan faham akan dengan tugasnya itu. Tetapi apalah salahnya membalas kembali teguran dengan mengangkat tangan kepada penulis.

Teket perlawanan

Amat mustahil jika beliau tidak mengenali penulis kerana kami pernah bersama-sama terlibat dengan Kelab Famemas, menyokong atlit Malaysia yang bertanding di Sukan Sea Manila 2005 dan sering pula terbabit dengan aktiviti Kelab Famemas. Janganlah kerana isu yang terlalu remeh ini sehingga sanggup hendak membuang kawan kot?.... ini sungguh menyedihkan.

Kami pernah bersama-sama menyokong atlit Malaysia yang bertanding di Sukan Sea Manila 2005.

Penulis cukup terasa terkilan, beliau baru sahaja diberi kuasa oleh FAM untuk menjaga pintu utama stadium, sudah bersikap sombong terhadap rakan-rakan sekelab. Penulis sudah dapat membayangkan jika beliau dapat memegang sebarang jawatan tertinggi di FAM, sudah tentulah bertambah sombong lagi. Jika beginilah sikapnya, saranan Perdana Menteri Malaysia Dato Seri Najib supaya mengamalkan konsep “ Satu Malaysia ” tidak akan tercapai jika masih ada segolongan rakyat Malaysia yang bersikap sedemikian. 

Namun kekecewaan penulis sedikit terubat apabila pasukan bolasepak Malaysia berjaya memenangi perlawanan tersebut dengan keputusan 4-0. Taniah kepada pasukan bolasepak Malaysia.

Zimbabwe bukan hantar skuad utama ?

NORSHAHRUL (biru) cuba menewaskan penjaga gol Zimbabwe, Godfrey Mangove pada perlawanan persahabatan di Stadium Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, malam tadi.

Difahamkan skuad bimbingan K. Rajagobal hanya menentang sebuah kelab yang dikenali sebagai Monomo Tapa United di mana hampir keseluruhan yang diturunkan merupakan pemain kelab berkenaan. Hanya dua pemain dikatakan bukan pemain kelab tersebut.

Malaysia menang 4-0 ke atas pasukan kebangsaan Zimbabwe yang menduduki ranking dunia ke-116 malam tadi. Jika diukur dari segi kemampuan masing-masing, pastinya bola sepak negara sudah mengalami satu perubahan drastik dan kembali 'sedar' yang selama ini diulit mimpi indah hingga menyebabkan aksi hambar di peringkat antarabangsa.

Namun desas-desus bertiup kencang malam tadi di mana Zimbabwe tidak menurunkan para pemain skuad kebangsaan sebaliknya hanya menawarkan pemain berstatus kelab untuk beraksi menentang kesebelasan utama negara. Jika ini merupakan kenyataan, mungkin kegembiraan membenam mereka 4-0 perlu dihentikan seketika dan mula memikirkan adakah pemain negara layak meraikan kejayaan itu?

Difahamkan skuad bimbingan K. Rajagobal hanya menentang sebuah kelab yang dikenali sebagai Monomo Tapa United di mana hampir keseluruhan yang diturunkan merupakan pemain kelab berkenaan. Hanya dua pemain dikatakan bukan pemain kelab tersebut. Sebelum ini Persatuan Bola Sepak Malaysia (FAM) membatalkan perlawanan dengan Liberia selepas pasukan tersebut menyenaraikan skuad kedua, tidak skuad utama seperti yang dipersetujui. Dan difahamkan perlawanan semalam mendapat pengiktirafan Persekutuan Bola Sepak Antarabangsa (FIFA).

Apa pun, ada sesuatu yang boleh diharapkan dari skuad bola sepak kebangsaan yang baru empat hari menjalani latihan untuk perlawanan persahabatan dengan Manchester United di Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil, Sabtu ini apabila mempamer permainan bertenaga. Permainan seimbang di awal babak pertama di Stadium Bola Sepak Kuala Lumpur, Cheras bertukar rancak dan memihak kepada pasukan kebangsaan dengan kemasukan Norshahrul Idlan Talaha yang menggantikan Mohd. Zaquan Adha Abdul Razak pada lewat babak pertama.

Gerakan dari tengah yang dimulakan oleh Norshahrul, pemain UPB My-Team kerap mencemas pertahanan Zimbabwe. Kemuncaknya Norshahrul memberikan sepakan penalti untuk skuad kebangsaan pada minit ke-45 apabila dia dibentes di dalam kotak penalti oleh Asani Hongo.Pemain KL PLUS, Safiq Rahim kemudiannya tenang menyempurnakan sepakan penalti yang dihalakan tepat ke penjuru kanan gawang untuk menewaskan penjaga gol Zimbabwe Godfrey Mangove.

Penguasaan di babak akhir separuh masa pertama diteruskan di babak kedua dengan serangan bertali arus dan Indra Putra Mahayuddin menambah gol kedua skuad kebangsaan pada minit ke-49 menerusi tanduk selepas mendapat hantaran S. Kunanlan. Gerakan menarik dari sebelah kiri pintu gol Zimbabwe berjaya dimanfaat oleh pemain KM Naza, Mohd. Farderin Kadir untuk gol ketiga skuad kebangsaan pada minit ke-85. Norshahrul menutup perlawanan dengan rembatan kencang untuk gol keempat pada minit ke-88.

Apa pun, barisan depan skuad kebangsaan yang diterajui Zaquan Adha, dibantu Amri Yahyah, Kunanlan di sayap kanan dan Indra Putra di sebelah kiri patut menyalahkan diri sendiri apabila gagal menyempurnakan banyak peluang gol di babak kedua. Sebelum menguasai perlawanan, tiada gerakan menarik yang dipamerkan di sebahagian besar babak apabila Mohd. Zaquan Adha berseorangan di depan tidak mendapat hantaran tepat dari rakan yang lain.

Peluang gol pertama pasukan kebangsaan menjelma pada minit ke-30 apabila Kunanlan hanya berdepan Mangove namun penjaga gol Zimbabwe lebih bersedia. Amri mempersia-siakan sekurang-kurangnya tiga peluang gol mulai minit ke-38 namun dipersia-siakan dengan tandukan tinggi dan gagal tiba tepat pada masanya untuk menolak bila silang Mazlizam Mohamad dua minit kemudian. Indra juga patut menyalah diri sendiri kerana gagal menjaringkan gol awal apabila sepakan kaki kirinya jauh tersasar ketika pintu gol terbuka luas dua minit kemudian.

Barisan Pemain Zimbabwe :

1) GK Tapuwa Kapini
2) MF Clement Matawu
3) MF Esrom Nyandoro
4) DF David Kutyauripo
5) DF Peter Obert Moyo
6) DF Zvenyika Makonese
7) MF Joel Lupahla
8) MF Tinashe Nengomasha
9) MF Ovidy Karuru
10) FW Quincy Antipas
11) FW Gilbert Mushangazhike
12) DF Zhaimu Jambo
13) FW Cuthbert Malajila
14) DF Onismor Bhasera
15) DF James Matola
16) GK Energy Murambadoro
17) MF Pride Tafirenyika
18) DF Method Mwanjal