Sports administrators admit it is difficult securing sponsors due to the Covid-19 pandemic and political uncertainty as brands adopt a “wait-and-see” approach.
Three months after escaping relegation, Aston Villa could go top of the English Premier League when it faces Leeds tomorrow morning (3am).
National Sports Council (NSC) director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail says things are under control in Bukit Jalil as sepak takraw coach latest to test negative for Covid-19.
In reminiscing the late Eddy Choong’s speech during a badminton seminar in 1996, the truth is that the standards of play and administration in sports worldwide have elevated to new heights but Malaysia has not been quick to adapt to this evolution and prefers to harp on past glories.
Much-travelled coach Steve Darby is back home in Liverpool and can’t hide his excitement ahead of tomorrow’s Merseyside derby. He says this is the Blues’ strongest team in a decade but jokes the Toffees are the weakest side Carlo Ancelotti has ever managed!
S. Subramaniam is tired of warming the bench since the start of the season and hopes to play in Kuala Lumpur’s final Premier League match against Kuching City.
National hammer thrower Jackie Wong Siew Cheer is building up his fitness and stamina after fully recovering from Covid-19 and hopes to compete soon.
Olympian Maninderjit Singh stresses there is no point emphasising and investing a whole lot of money in sports in schools if there is no follow-through to ensure students continue to play the sport when they enter university.
Malaysian Gymnastics Federation president Rachel Lau has relieved secretary Afrita Ariany Nasril of her position after news broke seven of 11 affiliates openly declared they have no confidence in her leadership.
Olympian Maninderjit Singh, better known as Mike, says Malaysia Hockey Confederation should have made Paul Revington the national coach instead of letting him handle the grassroots given the ambitious targets set by the national body.
It’s not rocket science and has in fact been suggested many times before but it’s high time powers-that-be offer youngsters from remote areas a chance to compete as they could become star athletes.
Sidek Ahmad started the Malaysian Leeds United Fan Club 16 years ago when the side was relegated from the English Premier League. Today he is happy to see them back with the big boys and predicts a high-scoring match against Manchester City.
No changes to M-League schedule despite spike in Covid-19 cases in Sabah but football guardians will have no qualms postponing the league again if situation worsens.