No sooner had the race to qualify for the 2020 Olympics ended just over a week ago, a new race began – an acrimonious contest for posts in the Malaysia Hockey Confederation – and it’s threatening to make Malaysian hockey the biggest loser.
Malaysian hockey will remain stagnant as long as the officials continue fighting each other.
Johor Hockey Association submits nomination form for Malaysia Hockey Confederation elections, confirming Twentytwo13’s report on Oct 12.
Selangor Hockey Association fouls up by misspelling president’s name on the nomination list for Malaysian Hockey Confederation elections.
AirAsia Group Bhd executive chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Regent of Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah and former international K. Maheswari among those vying for posts in Malaysian Hockey Confederation elections next month.
The aftermath of the ‘Italian Job’ follows a predictable trajectory in the sport – from shock and grief to resentment against the rapidly falling standard of Malaysia hockey.
After issuing notice asking to vacate KL Hockey Stadium, City Hall sources say Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan expected to meet KLHA officials to find amicable solution.
Matador Hockey Club nets funding through detailed marketing and sponsorship programme as it continues to mould talents at the grassroots.
Hockey development programme participated by over 50 children cancelled after KL Hockey Stadium “booked by City Hall” from Oct 2-14 for para athletes to train for lawn bowls on turf.
Former national hockey player I. Vikneswaran insists he has done no wrong after Kuala Lumpur Hockey Association ‘severely reprimanded’ him for Facebook posting over Pantai turf being used for brass band competition.
Former hockey internationals Maninderjit Singh and I. Vickneswaran say Malaysia should make it to the Asian Games final but will find it tough playing against favourites India.
It seems the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing in the Kuala Lumpur Hockey Association as marching band competition forces cancellation of training programmes at Kuala Lumpur Hockey Stadium.
Both the FA of Malaysia and the Malaysian Hockey Confederation are doing a clog dance; an awkward, uninspired mess littered with misplaced statements.