Tag: national football development programme

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Beyond who should run NFDP, AMD, lie questions about players’ contracts, education, diet, and motivation

Conversations about the FA of Malaysia running the National Football Development Programme (NFDP) and Mokhtar Dahari Academy (AMD) have resurfaced. But there are other pressing issues, such as players being ‘lured’ to clubs early on, their education, diet, and true motivation in being part of the elite set-up, that must be addressed.

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Courage to back-pass could just turn the National Football Development Programme around

Today, many years and millions of ringgit in taxpayers’ money later, the National Football Development Programme is still finding its footing within our football ecosystem. Being detached from the critical realities of football, the programme is like having a Ferrari on Cameron Highlands – an awkward luxury, writes Muhammad Yunus Zakariah.